Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
Whether you are based in Lancashire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within three years of an injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
A short, no-obligation phone consultation with an injury lawyer can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
How to choose the best personal injury solicitor for your claim
Selecting the best PI lawyer for your legal case is an important step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your accident.
With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Lancashire (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - how can you make sure you select the ideal legal practice to act for you?
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary between £10,175 and £12,100 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will you need to choose a local Lancashire lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitor is not very critical as cases can be managed by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near you as you will need to attend a medical exam.
Read about - Do you have a local medical centre?
Comparing Lancashire personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Injury compensation claims we conduct in Lancashire
Our panel of solicitors have assisted Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Serious injury lawyers serving Lancashire
Quittance recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people affected by major injury. Compensation will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Slips and trips
Official data indicate that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the North West England workplace in 2015. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken collarbones sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on Dunsop Bridge.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestosis to chromium related illnesses.
Medical negligence in Lancashire
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is when an injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering North West England and Lancashire have assisted with claims made against healthcare providers that include Longridge Community Hospital, St. Wilfrids Terrace, Longridge, Preston, PR3 3WQ.
Road traffic accidents in Lancashire
Our network of expert injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Lancashire.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Lancashire are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 32 fatal accidents, 610 serious accidents and 3442 slight accidents in 2013 in Lancashire (Total events were 4084 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,367.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from warehouse assistants to it technical support officers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury data for the Ribble Valley local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:
|Work accidents in Ribble Valley Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||3||2|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance related||7||5||0|
|Fall from height||6||9||7|
|Injured by an animal||0||2||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||30||17||18|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||0||0|
|Struck by object||11||7||9|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of claims in Lancashire
In the event that your injury claim is won, your legal costs must be settled by the losing side. When your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their fees.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be generally 25% and is taken out of your compensation award.
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No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and you have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there are no catches hiding in the small print.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find more answers online without being required to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin your compensation claim?
Once you have decided to get underway, you can start the personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using our online contact form here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. You can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.