A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Euxton or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A short, free consultation with an Euxton injury lawyer will give information and useful advice.

Compensation calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Euxton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from gardeners to European commission administrators, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Chorley local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Chorley Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock120
Machinery related862
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)111
Fall from height (ladder)151013
Animal related (e.g. livestock)320
Physical attack28197
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)485235
Struck against814
Struck by moving vehicle402
Hit by falling object17917
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Euxton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have years of experience in achieving the highest settlements for claimants injured in a road accident in Euxton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Euxton are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 32 fatal accidents, 610 serious accidents and 3442 slight accidents in 2013 in Lancashire (Total events were 4084 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,367.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident in the Lancashire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something collapsing or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Chorley local authority) negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles happening on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Cleveland Street and on Chancery Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Euxton

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a better understanding of events rather than a compensation award. For example, to make a formal complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury specialists in Euxton

Quittance recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to seriously injured claimants. By reducing the stress a serious injury places on a claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps them to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Euxton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Euxton and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Euxton, from short-term injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Euxton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Euxton, Lancashire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and road accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to choose the best personal injury lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate lawyer to assist you is an important step towards getting the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you select the ideal law firm to work with?

Euxton personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers vary considerably.

Reviews can be helpful when deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.

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Do you need to select a local Euxton injury lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are usually run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has national medical centres as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read more - Do you have a medical centre near me?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a severe thumb dislocation, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?3,190 to ?5,500 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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