A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Millom or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

In order to win a Millom personal injury case, it must be shown 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.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Millom

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in securing the best awards for claimants hurt in a road accident in Millom.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Millom are relatively commonplace with 27 fatal accidents, 212 serious accidents and 1437 slight accidents in 2013 in Cumbria (Total events were 1676 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,932.

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Work accident claims in Millom

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from catering assistants to materials engineers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work information in the Millom local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Copeland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other21128
Electrocution100
Machinery related202
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)100
Fall from height253
Injured by an animal410
Lifting and handling injuries341912
Physical assault356
Slip, trip or fall392024
Struck against133
Struck by moving vehicle203
Hit by object12106

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Other injury claims

Serious injury lawyers acting in Millom

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on an injured person and their family. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight to get the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Our panel of law firms have for many years helped people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious range from brain tumours to birth negligence.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

HSE data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Cumbria in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically related to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from height or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like strained muscles happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Main St.

Clinical negligence in Millom

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want closure or answers instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by enzymes.

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Millom 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 Millom and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Millom, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Millom?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Millom, Cumbria and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people in Cumbria seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Advice for potential claimants seeking a lawyer

Instructing the most suitable injury solicitor to act for you is a key step towards securing the best settlement or award.

How do you make certain you instruct the best solicitors' practice to handle your case?

Millom solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Reading reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which solicitor to go with and which considerations are most important to you.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Millom claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

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 a minor head injury, for example, ranges from ?1,788 to ?10,340 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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