Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
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 .
Making 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
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.
Which kinds of cases does Quittance conduct?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Morecambe and throughout Lancashire. Our team have assisted with:
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.
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||3||2||2|
|Fall from height||18||13||14|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||0||0|
|Lifting and carrying||86||45||45|
|Slip or trip||73||45||50|
|Hit by vehicle||5||2||1|
|Struck by object||25||16||14|
Clinical and medical negligence in Morecambe
Medical negligence, more accurately referred to as 'clinical negligence', is when an injury or illness results from a breach of the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. An example might be a cosmetic surgery claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Morecambe have worked on claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Queen Victoria Hospital, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Morecambe
Quittances panel of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining maximum damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Morecambe.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to latex allergy.
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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle cases in Morecambe
Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) preserve Claimants in Morecambe from the need to pay solicitors' fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim and there are absolutely no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We provide detailed answers to help people affected by injury choose whether to start an injury claim.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants on our FAQ page.
Get a claim for compensation underway
You can begin your claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to a member of our team.
Our team of experts look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.