A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Ormskirk or anywhere else in the UK, we can will manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim must usually be made within three years.

To win a Ormskirk personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

A free phone consultation with an expert Ormskirk solicitor will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Ormskirk

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from dental nurses to outdoor pursuits managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident information in the West Lancashire local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified282015
Electricity related100
Machinery related1664
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)210
Fall from height (ladder)231421
Injured by an animal010
Manual handling593350
Physical assault1073
Slip, trip, fall same level804745
Struck against777
Struck by moving vehicle363
Hit by object232320
Trapped by something collapsing020

See: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Ormskirk

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ormskirk are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Ormskirk region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A59 and B5139 private drive or entrance and on the single carriageway of the A59 and A570 crossroads.

Our group of knowledgeable solicitors have vast experience in negotiating the best awards for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Ormskirk.

See: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Ormskirk

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related disease to vibration white finger.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident in the Lancashire workplace. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs suffered on spillages are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.

Ormskirk lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their family. By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a compensation claim helps people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitor firms for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error and paralysis.

See: Serious injury compensation

Ormskirk 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 Ormskirk and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Ormskirk, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Has Quittance handled many claims in Ormskirk?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Ormskirk, Lancashire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Guidance for those looking for an injury lawyer

Selecting the best lawyer to help you is a key step towards getting the most compensation.

How can you ensure you instruct the ideal company for your case?

Ormskirk solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reviews can certainly be revealing if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?12,378 for chest injuries could conceivably vary from ?7,427 to ?10,521.

Additional reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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