Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
No matter whether you live in Garstang or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
In order to win a Garstang personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.
Advice for potential Claimants seeking a personal injury solicitor
In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and for serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
The disparity in the amount of success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.
For example the amount retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £12,226 for scarring can vary from £7,336 to £10,392.
Further reading How to compare personal injury fees
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Garstang - What to consider
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Claims our network of solicitors handles in Garstang and Lancashire
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Garstang and throughout Lancashire. We can help with injuries and illness including:
Serious injury solicitors handling compensation in Garstang
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their family.
A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from lathe operators to equal opportunities officers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics in the Wyre local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wyre Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||3||7|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||2||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6||14||7|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||28||26||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||30||26||22|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||1||1|
|Hit by object||18||6||5|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Clinical and medical negligence in Garstang
Clinical negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is when an injury results from a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. An example case could be a negligent nursing compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Lancashire and Garstang have been instructed on compensation claims made against NHS and private hospitals that include Priory Hospital Preston, Rosemary Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HB.
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Saftey Executive figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in Lancashire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being struck by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as broken ankles experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having happened on the Square and on Hollins Lane.
Road accidents in Garstang
Quittances group of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have vast experience in securing the best settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Garstang.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Garstang are common. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Garstang
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements cover Claimants in Garstang from a need to pay solicitors' fees if they do not win their claim.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay any of the solicitor's legal costs in the event that the injury claim be unsuccessful.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about the process as you feel you need. The right answers help you to make the best decision for you.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQs.
Start a personal injury claim
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to begin the personal injury claim, alternatively you can begin the injury claim here.
Our specialist team can help. If you have further questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.