Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Penrith or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
In order to win a Penrith 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.
Your lawyer can take you through each of these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.
Advice for those looking for a lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. For serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
Comparing injury solicitors in Penrith - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, 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.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £5,146 for minor eye injuries could vary from £3,088 to £4,374.
Further reading : How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Claims Quittance conducts in Penrith
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped individuals in Penrith and across Cumbria whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries sustained by Penrith residents include:
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to PCB exposure.
Serious injury specialists acting in Penrith
We understand the vital change compensation can make to seriously injured Claimants. By relieving the stress severe injury places on a Claimant, injury compensation enables individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors have for many years aided Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious include birth negligence, multiple fractures and chronic pain.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from catering assistants to pharmacologists, to seek financial compensation. Accident statistics in the Eden local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:
|HSE reported work accidents in Eden Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance related||3||1||1|
|Fall from height||12||7||15|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||4||0||2|
|Slip, trip or fall||29||25||21|
|Hit by vehicle||1||1||2|
|Struck by object||11||3||7|
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Penrith are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,932. Accidents in the Penrith area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A66 and M6 roundabout and on the A6 and A686 roundabout.
Our panel of professional injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the highest damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Penrith.
Slip and trip accidents
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cumbria workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with falls having occurred in the local area.
Clinical and medical negligence in Penrith
Medical negligence, which is now correctly called 'clinical negligence', is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a breach of the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other medical professional. Our highly experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Penrith have been instructed on claims made against health services including Penrith Hospital, Penrith Community Hospital, Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HX.
Penrith No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
If you win your case, the legal fees must be paid by the Defendant. In the event that your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that the legal costs will not be charged.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Before you choose to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information. Answers will help you to make the best decision for you.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Ready to start your injury claim?
If you have made the choice to proceed, you can begin a claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or via our contact form.
If you would like additional information about how the claims process works or need a specific question answered, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.