Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury 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.
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?
Cases we conduct in Heysham
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Heysham and across Lancashire. Quittance have helped with injuries including:
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||3||2||2|
|Fall from height||18||13||14|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||0||0|
|Lifting and carrying||86||45||45|
|Slip or trip||73||45||50|
|Hit by vehicle||5||2||1|
|Struck by object||25||16||14|
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.
Road traffic claims
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.
Clinical negligence in Heysham
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is when an illness or injury is associated with a breach of duty on the part of a GP or any other healthcare provider. An example could be an NHS Never Event compensation claim. Our expert panel of lawyers acting for Lancashire and Heysham have assisted with medical negligence claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include Queen Victoria Hospital, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG.
Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.
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.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Heysham
In the event that you win the case, the legal fees will be paid by the losing party or their insurer. In the event that your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall never have to pay your solicitor's costs if the injury claim be unsuccessful. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
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 depends on getting the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our FAQ section.
Get a claim started
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get a injury claim underway, or start the claim here.
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