Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Great Harwood or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- 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
The solicitor will discuss each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give legal guidance and practical advice.
Solicitor reviews in Great Harwood - What to consider
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £12,365 for chest injuries can vary from £7,419 to £10,510.
Additional reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Do you need to select a local Great Harwood lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not important as cases are managed by phone and email.
However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Further reading : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Personal injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Great Harwood
Our network of solicitors assist clients get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to chromium related illnesses.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Lancashire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place (Ribble Valley local authority) negligence claims injuries like broken wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Pickup St and on King St.
Clinical negligence in Great Harwood
Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider, either NHS or private. Our select panel of injury lawyers acting for Lancashire and Great Harwood have worked on medical negligence legal cases made against local hospitals that include Accrington Victoria Hospital, Hayward Road, BB5 6AS.
Road traffic accidents in Great Harwood
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Great Harwood are reasonably common with statistics showing 32 fatal accidents, 610 serious accidents and 3442 slight accidents in 2013 in Lancashire (Total events were 4084 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,367. Accidents in Great Harwood in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A6185 and A678 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A678 and A680 crossroads.
Quittances panel of trained personal injury solicitors are experienced in in achieving the best settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Great Harwood.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from scaffolding erectors to electrical engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury statistics in the Ribble Valley local authority are published under legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Ribble Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||3||2|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance related||7||5||0|
|Fall from height||6||9||7|
|Injured by an animal||0||2||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||30||17||18|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||0||0|
|Struck by object||11||7||9|
Great Harwood serious injury compensation
We recognise the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Quittance's network of expert lawyers fight for maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms work with insurers, the legal system and medical experts ensuring people affected by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be serious include poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.
Great Harwood No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
If you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means that the legal costs will not be charged. Were you to succeed in the compensation claim, your legal costs will be settled by the losing side.
A success fee is charged by solicitors serving Great Harwood who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike the standard legal fees, the success fee is usually 25 percent and is paid out of your award or settlement.
Can you get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will never risk losing out.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We give detailed answers to help people affected by injury choose whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Get more information without picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
How to get a injury claim started
Once you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin a personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via our contact form.
Talk to our panel of experts today for more information about the process. Phone 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.