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.

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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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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

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.

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Road traffic accident claims in Fleetwood

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Fleetwood

Worker injured in accident

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

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Fleetwood

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

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

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

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.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Fleetwood 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 Fleetwood and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Fleetwood, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Fleetwood?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps injured people in Fleetwood, Lancashire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and whiplash.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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.

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.

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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