Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Preston or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs?
Choosing the most appropriate lawyer to act for you is a key step towards getting the most compensation for your accident.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Preston, what is the best way to ensure you instruct the ideal law firm for your needs?
The disparity in the level of fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £49,285 for leg fractures might vary from £29,571 to £41,892.
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Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
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.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Comparing Preston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Injury compensation claims Quittance conducts in Preston
Our network of solicitors represent individuals across Preston whose circumstances resulted in serious injury including:
The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
Our panel of solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Road accidents in Preston
Quittances group of expert no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in in negotiating optimum awards for Claimants injured in a road accident in Preston.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Preston are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Preston region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A5085 and B6241 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A583 and A5072 crossroads.
Medical negligence in Preston
Medical negligence (correctly called Clinical Negligence) is when there has been a failing by a medical provider, private or NHS. Our expert panel of injury solicitors covering Lancashire and Preston have worked on claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Fulwood Hall Hospital, Midgery Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9SZ.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from catering assistants to political party research officers, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident statistics for the Preston local authority collated under regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Preston Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||14||10||8|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||7||1||2|
|Fall from height||26||14||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||2||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||126||60||57|
|Slip, trip or fall||106||74||60|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||9||3|
|Struck by object||35||14||25|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire. They are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured wrists suffered on potholes are also common with slips and trips having happened on Theatre St and on Meadow St.
Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Preston
If your injury claim is successful, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the losing side. When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you are not required to pay their legal costs.
A success fee is levied by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee is taken from your compensation settlement and will be usually 25 percent.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and you will have absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information about the process. This will help you make the best choice for your future.
Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence a claim. Alternatively, you can start the injury claim here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.