A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Fleetwood or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Making a claim

Extensive legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

Guidance for injured people looking for a lawyer

Selecting the best personal injury lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Fleetwood (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how do you make certain you select the ideal company to work with?

The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is quite surprising.

For example the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £65,740 for a serious back injury can vary from £39,444 to £55,879.

Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Fleetwood?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Are Fleetwood Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Which claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Fleetwood?

Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness throughout Fleetwood. Our team have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted people, from farm workers to electrical engineers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics for the Wyre local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wyre Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury537
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. scars)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)200
Fall from height (ladder)6147
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)400
Lifting and handling injuries282626
Physical attack726
Slip, trip, fall same level302622
Struck against510
Struck by moving vehicle011
Hit by object1865
Trapped by something collapsing001

Fleetwood experts for serious injury claims

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when working out what a claim is worth. Damages should ease the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of specialist lawyers have helped Claimants claim compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from lung cancer to concussion.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Fleetwood

Quittance's network of specialist personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Fleetwood.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Fleetwood are not uncommon with 32 fatal accidents, 610 serious accidents and 3442 slight accidents in 2013 in Lancashire (Total events were 4084 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,367.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Medical and clinical negligence in Fleetwood

Clinical negligence - formerly referred to as medical negligence - is where an injury or illness is associated with a failing on the part of a medical provider. An example might be a care home injury claim. Quittance's expert panel of solicitors acting for Lancashire and Fleetwood have worked on clinical negligence claims made against health services including Fleetwood Hospital, Pharos Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6BE.

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or a lake drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as bruised legs happening on tripping on a street are also common with slips having occurred on Fleetwood Rd and on Broadway.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims for compensation in Fleetwood

If you win your injury claim, the legal fees are covered by the losing side or their insurance company. If you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal costs.

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What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.

If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQs.

Start a personal injury claim

You can begin your compensation claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to a personal injury solicitor.

Our specialist team help injured Claimants every day. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.