A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Longton or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to win a Longton personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor should explain how your case relates to these issues.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Longton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Longton are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,083.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting optimum general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Longton.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Longton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from lathe operators to local government administrators, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the South Ribble local authority made available under regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in South Ribble Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other211919
Electrocution100
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 injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Staffordshire. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Theatre St and on Cop Lane.

Clinical negligence in Longton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. You can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to make a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to asthma caused by isocyanates.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Longton lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital difference compensation makes to severely injured Claimants. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim allows Claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers communicate with insurance companies and medical experts, helping to ensure people affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Longton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Longton and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Longton and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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 Longton?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Longton, Lancashire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury

Selecting the best personal injury solicitor for your legal case is the most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.

How do you make sure you select the best solicitors' practice for your case?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?48,920 for asbestosis can range from ?29,352 to ?41,582.

Read more at How much can you claim?

Check Longton personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs and which considerations are most important to you.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to instruct a local Longton legal firm ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not important as cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as you will have to go to a medical exam.

More details - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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