A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Kendal or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Kendal

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Kendal are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,932. Accidents in the Kendal region in 2013 included crashes on the A6 and A591 roundabout and on the slip road of the A685 and A6 junction.

Quittance's network of expert lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone injured in a road accident in Kendal.

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Work accident claims in Kendal

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from factory workers to learning disability nurses, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident statistics for the South Lakeland local authority are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Government:

Workplace accidents in South Lakeland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known171121
Machinery related1056
Exposed to explosion201
Fire related (e.g. burns)102
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)510
Fall from height231018
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)202
Manual handling592731
Physical assault842
Slip, trip, fall same level544339
Struck against945
Struck by moving vehicle122
Hit by falling object151513
Trapped underneath something001

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Other claims

Clinical negligence in Kendal

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria.

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Kendal lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining how much compensation to pay. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms have helped people claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include paralysis, dioxin poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cumbria workplace. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Stricklandgate and on Hallgarth Circle.

Kendal No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Kendal and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Kendal and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Kendal?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Kendal, Cumbria and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Cumbria seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Choosing the most suitable personal injury solicitor to represent you is an important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement.

How can you make certain you instruct the ideal legal practice for your case?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms often surprises Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?101,936 for spinal cord damage could vary from ?61,162 to ?86,646.

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Kendal solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be informative if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to go with.

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Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Kendal?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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