Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
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 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.
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.
Injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors conducts in Kendal
Quittance's network of lawyers have helped individuals in Kendal whose accident circumstances led to serious injuries including:
Clinical negligence in Kendal
Clinical negligence - previously referred to as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our expert panel of injury solicitors acting for Kendal have helped people with claims made against local hospitals including Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7RG.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||2||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||5||1||0|
|Fall from height||23||10||18|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||0||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||43||39|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||2|
|Hit by falling object||15||15||13|
|Trapped underneath something||0||0||1|
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.
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.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Road traffic compensation claims
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.
Quittances network of expert lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone injured in a road accident in Kendal.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Kendal
Were you to win, the legal costs must be paid by the losing party or their insurer. In the event that your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you are not required to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Kendal solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is taken from the compensation settlement and is generally 25%.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
Some solicitors may levy extra fees if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on having the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.
How to get your claim started
Call a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to commence a compensation claim, or you can begin a personal injury claim online.
Contact a member of Quittance's panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.