A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Morecambe or anywhere in the country, we can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Morecambe personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
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Compensation calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Morecambe

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining maximum damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Morecambe.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Morecambe are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Morecambe region in 2013 included car crashes on the A589 and B5273 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A589 and B5321 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Morecambe

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from plasterers to loss adjusters, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work information for the Lancaster local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Lancaster Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined192432
Electric shock injury201
Machinery related11127
100
Explosion related001
Fire related210
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)322
Fall from height181314
Animal related (e.g. livestock)100
Lifting and carrying864545
Physical assault221113
Slip or trip734550
Struck against685
Hit by vehicle521
Struck by object251614

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Morecambe

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want closure instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Serious injury lawyers in Morecambe

We recognise the difference injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. The Quittance team work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to latex allergy.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury at work in Lancashire and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring happening on spillages are also common with slips and trips having happened on Victoria Street and on Marine Rd West.

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Morecambe and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Morecambe?

We are a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Morecambe, Lancashire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to whiplash.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to find the best lawyer for you

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe shoulder injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?15,510 to ?38,830 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Morecambe?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Morecambe?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam 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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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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