Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Egremont or anywhere else in the UK, wecan are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
In most cases, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
In all cases, a free phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor will give information and useful advice.
What factors to consider when picking the best solicitor
You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for leg fractures could vary between £42,130 and £56,375 (based on 2015 market research).
Look into Egremont solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to choose and which considerations are most important to you.
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Personal injury compensation cases we conduct in Egremont
Our network of solicitors have helped clients get compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to benzene poisoning.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cumbria workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by another person or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken toes occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Main St.
Clinical and medical negligence in Egremont
Clinical negligence (once called medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failing by a GP or any other healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Egremont have been instructed on claims made against infirmaries and hospitals including West Cumberland Hospital, Homewood, Hensingham, Whitehaven, CA28 8JG.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from lathe operators to field trials officers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Egremont local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:
|Work accidents in Copeland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||1||0||0|
|Fall from height||2||5||3|
|Injured by an animal||4||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||34||19||12|
|Slip, trip or fall||39||20||24|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||0||3|
|Hit by object||12||10||6|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Egremont
Our network of professional no win no fee lawyers are experienced in in getting optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Egremont.
Accidents involving vehicles in Egremont are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,932.
Egremont specialists for serious injury claims
We understand the change an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Compensation will ease the financial load and reduce stress so a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitors correspond with medical practitioners, the Defendant's representatives and insurers to make sure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Egremont compensation claims
Solicitors taking care of Egremont injury claims generally conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents your lawyer from billing you for any legal fees if they are not successful.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Egremont lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is in most cases 25% and will be taken out of your compensation settlement.
Are there extra costs?
Some solicitors could levy extra costs if the case does not complete. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you decide to instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. The right answers will help you to make the right decision for you.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
You can start the personal injury claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with a member of our team.
Our team of experts can help. If you need more information, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.