A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Leyland or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In order to win a Leyland personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Leyland

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for people injured in a car accident in Leyland.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Leyland are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Incidents in Leyland in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A49 and B5248 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B5253 and B5256 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Leyland

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to it technical support officers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness figures for the South Ribble local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in South Ribble Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury10611
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related (e.g. scars)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)444
Fall from height101113
Injured by an animal003
Lifting and handling injuries573431
Physical assault761
Slip or trip595230
Struck against768
Struck by moving vehicle733
Struck by object301612
Trapped under falling object001

For more information: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an affected individual and their family. By limiting the stress a serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a claim helps individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers work with Courts, medical experts and insurers to make sure families affected by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury in the Lancashire workplace. They are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent trips having occurred on Leyland Lane and on Broadfield Drive.

Clinical negligence in Leyland

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Leyland No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Leyland and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Leyland and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Leyland?

We are a national network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Leyland, Lancashire and across the UK, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

What points to check when choosing the right lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Do you need to choose a local Leyland solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not very important as cases are usually run by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical examination.

Read more : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Leyland solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.

Researching reviews can be helpful if you are trying to decide which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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