Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
No matter whether you are based in Skelmersdale or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Legal and practical advice will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
How to select the best lawyer
In many cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and for serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both expert legal guidance and practical advice.
The disparity in the amount of success fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £14,115 for severe toe injuries might vary from £8,469 to £11,998.
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Are Skelmersdale Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
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 medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Skelmersdale personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Researching online reviews can be helpful if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to act for you.
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What kinds of compensation claims do you handle in Skelmersdale?
Our panel of specialist solicitors have represented Claimants in Skelmersdale and throughout Lancashire whose circumstances resulted in serious injury including:
Slip and trip accidents
Official statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in Lancashire. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, when helping another person or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Lyndale and on Church St.
Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to siderosis.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from plasterers to social workers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident information in the Skelmersdale local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:
|HSE reported work accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||23||14||21|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||80||47||45|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||6||3|
|Hit by object||23||23||20|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
Medical negligence in Skelmersdale
Medical negligence, which is now more accurately referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is when an injury follows a breach of duty on the part of a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Skelmersdale have been instructed on medical negligence cases filed against health services that include Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, WN6 9EP.
Road traffic claims
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Skelmersdale are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Skelmersdale region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A5068 and B5312 roundabout and on the A5068 and A577 roundabout.
Our network of professional no win no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Skelmersdale.
Skelmersdale serious injury claims
The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an injured person.
By reducing the stress severe injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a successful claim allows individuals to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers communicate with medical providers, insurance providers and the other side's legal representatives to ensure families impacted by serious accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from cerebral palsy to lung cancer.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Skelmersdale
Were you to be successful, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the losing party (or their insurer). When you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means the lawyer's fees are not payable.
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors serving Skelmersdale that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee is usually 25 percent and will be paid out of your compensation award.
Can you get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will never risk losing out.
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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
Making the right decision depends on having the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
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Start a compensation claim
You can begin your personal injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to speak to a personal injury solicitor.
If you would like to discuss your options or have anything else to ask first, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.