Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Longridge or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
For most claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. 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
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give specialist legal guidance and practical advice.
The variation in success fees between different law firms often surprises prospective Claimants.
For instance the amount retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £79,213 for mesothelioma can vary from £47,528 to £67,331.
Longridge personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be enlightening when contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.
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Do you have to choose a solicitor in Longridge?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What kinds of claims do you handle in Longridge?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness throughout Longridge. Our team can help with injuries including:
Longridge serious injury compensation
The lasting impact serious injury can have is recognised by solicitors and insurers when working out a claim. Quittance's panel of lawyers work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries, including claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from farm workers to logistics/distribution managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics for the Ribble Valley local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Government as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Ribble Valley Local Authority||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|
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving all vehicles in Longridge are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367.
Quittances network of best of breed road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving optimum damages for anyone hurt in a road accident in Longridge.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Lancashire. These types of accident are quite often the cause of accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries like facial scarring happening on pavement ice are also quite common with street falls having occurred on New Chapel St and on New Bank Rd.
Medical and clinical negligence in Longridge
Medical negligence, which is more correctly called 'clinical negligence', is where an injury is suffered by a person a failing on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Our select panel of personal injury solicitors covering Longridge have helped people with medical negligence claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Longridge Community Hospital, St. Wilfrids Terrace, Longridge, Preston, PR3 3WQ.
Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to MEK poisoning.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Longridge cases
No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, secure injured Claimants from the requirement to settle their legal fees if they do not win their case.
A success fee is charged by solicitors serving Longridge that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee will be deducted from your compensation settlement and will be in most cases 25 percent.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may impose additional costs if they lose your case. With a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. The right information helps you make the best choice for your future.
Find more information before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Start a injury claim
You can begin a injury claim online or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to the Quittance team.
Quittance's expert team can help. If you have further questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.