A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Heysham or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Heysham personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The lawyer will look at how each of these points relates to your injury claim.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Heysham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to humanitarian workers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics in the Lancaster local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Lancaster Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury201
Machinery related11127
Explosion related001
Fire related210
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)322
Fall from height181314
Animal related (e.g. livestock)100
Lifting and carrying864545
Physical assault221113
Slip or trip734550
Struck against685
Hit by vehicle521
Struck by object251614

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Heysham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified road traffic accident injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Heysham.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Heysham are reasonably common. Official statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 610 serious accidents and 3442 slight accidents in 2013 in Lancashire (Total events were 4084 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims

Heysham lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance understand the change compensation will make to people who have been impacted by serious injury.

Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident in the Lancashire workplace. Slips and trips are often related to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with pothole trips having happened on Middleton Rd and on Heysham Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Heysham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. 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 NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages. You can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

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Heysham 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 Heysham and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Heysham, from less severe claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Heysham?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Heysham, Lancashire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including cycling accidents and factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Locating the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is important for claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?9,397 for a fractured femur could vary from ?5,638 to ?7,987.

Additional reading - How much compensation can you claim?

Read Heysham solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can help build a picture if you are considering which solicitor to select.

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Do you need to go with a local Heysham legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitor is less relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a company that provides medical facilities near Heysham as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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