A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Ulverston or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Key criteria

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Work accident claims in Ulverston

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to technical sales engineers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ulverston

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Ulverston are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,932.

Our panel of no win no fee litigators have years of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Ulverston.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury lawyers handling compensation in Ulverston

The lasting impact serious injury can have is understood by the Courts when they are calculating compensation. Compensation should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person so they can focus on rehabilitation.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Ulverston

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation. You can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria, for example, to make a complaint against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Slip and trip injuries

Recorded figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cumbria. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public liability claims for injuries like sprained wrists sustained on potholes are also quite common with slips having occurred in the local area.

Ulverston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Ulverston and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Ulverston, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Ulverston?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Ulverston, Cumbria and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Cumbria get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What factors to consider when locating the best personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable injury lawyer for your case is a critical step towards securing the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Ulverston, what is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to take on your case?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for elbow injuries causing some long term problems, for example, ranges from ?12,650 to ?25,850 (based on 2015 market data).

Will I need to instruct a local Ulverston solicitor ?

Going for a local law firm is not so critical as injury cases can be conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a company that provides national medical centres as Claimants will need to go to a medical examination.

Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?

Comparing Ulverston personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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