Heysham Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
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 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 are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
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.
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.
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.
Work accident claims in Heysham
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|
Further information: Work injury compensation claims
Road traffic accident claims in Heysham
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?