A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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 .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to 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

Compensation calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Longridge

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's 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.

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Work accident claims in Longridge

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known101616
Machinery related injury232
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance related750
Fall from height697
Injured by an animal020
Physical assault222526
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)301718
Struck against212
Struck by moving vehicle200
Struck by object1179

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to MEK poisoning.

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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

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Longridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Longridge and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Longridge, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet the 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 claims in Longridge?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Longridge, Lancashire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

See How much can you claim?

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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