A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Maryport or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Maryport

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Maryport are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,932.

Quittance's network of specialist injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Maryport.

Read more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Maryport

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from farm workers to medical physicists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work information for the Allerdale local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Allerdale Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined21158
Electrocution100
Machinery related324
Fire related (e.g. scars)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)222
Fall from height (ladder)1599
Lifting432223
Physical assault735
Slip, trip or fall312333
Struck against533
Hit by vehicle330
Hit by object91215
Crushed by something collapsing113

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Maryport

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury in the Cumbria workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Wedgewood Road and on Main Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by colophony.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury specialists acting in Maryport

The impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are working out injury compensation.

The Quittance team work hard for compensation for major injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped Claimants impacted by severe accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

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Maryport 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 Maryport and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Maryport, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen for their years 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
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Maryport?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Maryport, Cumbria and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Cumbria get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident

It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from ?10,340 to ?15,510 (based on 2015 market data).

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?".

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Comparing injury solicitors in Maryport - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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