Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Lancaster or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.
For most claims, proving an injury claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Lancaster?
You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
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 loss of smell could vary between £20,185 and £26,620 (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?".
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Lancaster
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
What types of claims does Quittance conduct in Lancaster and Lancashire?
Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Lancaster. Our team have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Lancaster solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on a Claimant and their family.
A successful claim should ease the financial burden on a Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.
Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have aided people impacted by major accidents.
We have assisted Claimants, from lathe operators to legal executives, to claim injury compensation. Accident figures for the Lancaster local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work 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|
Medical negligence in Lancaster
Clinical negligence - formerly called medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Lancashire and Lancaster have worked on claims made against NHS and private hospitals including BMI The Lancaster Hospital, Meadowside, Lancaster, LA1 3RH.
Road accidents in Lancaster
Road accidents involving vehicles in Lancaster are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367. Incidents in Lancaster in 2013 included car crashes on the A589 and B5273 roundabout and on the A588 and A6 roundabout.
Our network of specialist no win no fee litigators have years of experience in securing the best awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Lancaster.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place (Lancaster local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Noel Rd and on Cleveleys Avenue.
Lancaster No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
When you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that their fees are not payable. In the event that you win your case, your legal fees must be covered by the other side (or their insurer).
Will there be extra costs?
Quittance ensure that No Win, No Fee means you do not need to pay any of your lawyer's costs should you do not win your claim.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
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 correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Get more information without having to pick up the phone. See our frequently asked questions.
Start a claim
If you are ready to proceed, you can begin the personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form here.
Our team of personal injury specialists can help. Would you like to know more? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.