Lytham St Anne’s Personal Injury Solicitors
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 1st October 2021. Welcome to our Lytham St Annes personal injury solicitors guide. If you’ve been involved in an accident in Lytham St Anne’s which you believe was caused by somebody else are looking to make a compensation claim, then Legal Expert can help.
We are a specialist personal injury solicitor with years of experience in making claims and advising our clients on the chances of success for their particular claim.
This guide will help you choose high-quality Lytham St Annes personal injury solicitors for your case, show you how No Win No Fee works, and detail some of the more common claims made.
What is a personal injury claim?
A claim for compensation for a personal injury is when you, or your solicitor, ask another person to compensate you financially for financial loss and personal injury because you believe that they were responsible for the accident.
A specialist solicitor will gather supporting evidence to make a claim more credible and provide the defendant with the evidence to show how serious the accident was, how it impacted the claimant and why they believe the defendant is responsible.
How can we help victims of accidents to claim compensation?
Legal Expert has a panel of specialist solicitors with many years of experience in making claims, and we will offer that with our no win no fee service.
We provide free legal advice, a free initial consultation and professional service to ensure all claims are investigated fully and lodged on time.
Your rights to claim compensation
Legal Expert, and any injury specialists, must be able to prove a few points to ensure a compensation claim is successful.
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Lytham St Anne’s and want to proceed with a claim, then it needs to be proven that:
- The defendant (the person you blame) had a duty of care towards you,
- That they breached that duty of care (or their staff or contactor did),
- And that because of that breach, you became injured.
It can sometimes be difficult to understand whether all of the above is true, but our specialist advisers are for it. So if you’re not sure, give our personal injury solicitors for Lytham St Annes a call today and let us help you to decide if you have a solid case for compensation to claim online.
Five things to consider when choosing your solicitor
It may seem quite daunting when seeking out the right solicitor to make your personal injury claim and, some people may give up because of the complexities of the worries about the costs charged. Still, we’d recommend the following steps are undertaken when trying to choose the right personal injury lawyer to take your case forward:
- Ensure that the solicitor you’re considering offers a no win no fee service as it is the most risk-free way to make a claim.
- Choose a solicitor with many years of experience in personal injury claims. Please don’t choose a solicitor simply because they were the ones you used to complete your house purchase or similar service.
- Look for a solicitor with an above-average or high rate of success
- Ensure that, when you speak with the firm directly, you get along with the solicitor or advisor as these are the people you’re going to have to deal with and will have a big impact on your future.
- Check out the online reviews for the solicitor, and client feedback is often the most honest (see next section).
Read reviews of legal services in your area
A really good starting point when looking for the right solicitor is their publicly available reviews. Most solicitors will have a page on their website with testimonials from recent customers, but it’s also worth checking on independent sites to get a varied range of reviews.
Look for the level of satisfaction from previous clients, were they happy with the amount of compensation received, would they recommend the solicitor or use them again and generally, what is the vibe about the particular injury lawyer you’re researching.
Location is less important than experience
Commonly, clients ask us if they have to use a personal injury solicitor in Lytham St Anne’s if their accident was in that area, but the simple answer is no.
The office locations of Lytham St Annes personal injury solicitors are completely irrelevant as most communication between a solicitor and their client is done by email, telephone and sometimes by letters sent in the post.
That said, we ensure that any medical professional we use is as local as possible so that claimants don’t need to travel far to receive treatment or be assessed.
The following table shows a sample of the medical professionals in the Lytham St Anne’s area who provide medical assessments and treatment for Legal Expert Clients:
|Vikesh Kashyap||Unicorn House|
141 Mowbray Drive
|Saleh Al-Ali||Unicorn House|
141 Mowbray Drive
|Mohammed Safdar||259 Whitegate Drive||Blackpool||FY3 9JL
|259 Whitegate Drive||Blackpool||FY3 9JL
|Ayaz Abbasi||259 Whitegate Drive||Blackpool||FY3 9JL
Common personal injury claim categories
As mentioned earlier, Legal Expert is a personal injury solicitor that can deal with any accident in Lytham St Anne’s and elsewhere. Still, the following sections describe some of the more common cases we deal with:
Make an industrial disease claim
Industrial diseases are often not made until many years after they were caused because claimants don’t find out until later in life when a doctor diagnoses an industrial disease.
Common types of industrial disease include:
- Vibration White Finger
- Industrial Asthma
- RSI – Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Acoustic shock or deafness
If you believe that you’ve recently been diagnosed with one of these industrial conditions because of inadequate work practices, please get in touch with our team to find out if there’s a chance of making a successful compensation claim.
Make a medical negligence claim
Medical negligence or malpractice claims are made when you’ve become ill or injured while receiving treatment or surgery by a medical professional. All practitioners have a duty of care to patients to ensure they are treated competently and promptly so claims can be made against a health authority or provider if a doctor, nurse, surgeon, carer or dentist causes the patient to be injured.
Claims can be made for malpractice such as:
- Late diagnosis
- Late or delayed treatment
- Errors in surgery
- Damage caused by out of date or defective equipment
- Birth related injuries
- Infections caused while staying in a hospital
These can be quite complex cases, so we’ve written a much fuller guide to medical negligence. Please speak to our personal injury solicitors for Lytham St Annes about making a claim online.
Make a trip or fall injury claim
Trips, slips and falls can seem innocuous at the time that the accident occurs. Still, they can lead to serious injuries requiring multiple trips to surgery and sometimes claimants never fully recover from the injuries.
A slip or trip that is caused by somebody else’s negligence could be eligible for compensation such as:
- Where a floor was wet or too slippery, but there were no warning signs.
- Where a trip hazard was masked because the lighting in the area was broken or inadequate.
- If a floor, pathway or kerbstone was damaged and had not been repaired.
In any of these cases, Legal Expert could help if you’ve had a slip or trip in Lytham St Anne’s.
Make a serious injury claim
More complex accidents and subsequent injuries can be deemed serious because of the level of treatment required or the accident’s impact on the claimant’s life.
A serious injury can require a large amount of work to prepare for and a lot of evidence, medical expertise and expert witness statements to prove how the defendant was to blame for the accident and the severity of the injuries.
Therefore, it is advisable to lodge a compensation claim for a serious injury as soon as possible to give your personal injury lawyer as much time to gather evidence as possible.
All claims in the UK must be made within three years of the accident occurring or from when you are told about your injuries (by a doctor, for instance).
How to make a personal injury claim at work
There is plenty of legislation in place in the UK, mainly covered by the Health And Safety At Work Act 1974, which provides employees with protection while at work and makes claiming compensation for workplace accidents easier.
All employers have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment by ensuring staff are fully trained, safety equipment is provided and maintaining workplace equipment to ensure it is safe to use.
If you believe your employer has failed in its duty of care towards you, then you can make a compensation claim against them without the fear of any disciplinary action being made against you. Make sure to speak to the Lytham St Annes personal injury solicitors that we work with about how to claim compensation. In the meantime, check out this table to see what you could claim for various injuries.
|Brain Damage||Very severe||The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Neck Injury||Severe||A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of £148,330|
|Knee Injury||Severe (ii)||Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.||£52,120 to £69,730|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Back Injury||Moderate (ii)||Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £12,590|
|Leg Injury||Less serious (iii)||Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.||Up to £11,840|
|Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,345|
|Whiplash Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,215|
Lytham St Anne’s local area authority recorded workplace accidents
The table below shows all accidents at work registered with the HSE for the Blackpool area over three years:
|Work accidents in Blackpool Local Authority HSE||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure||13||0||6|
|Fall from height (such as ladders or scaffolding)||18||12||13|
|Lifting and handling injuries||66||55||34|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||83||61||59|
|Hit by moving vehicle||2||1||1|
|Hit by object||20||16||16|
|Animal related (such as biting)||2||0||0|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Lytham St Anne’s workplace accidents are included in these stats as Blackpool is the local authority covering the area.
How to make a personal injury claim for a car or road traffic accident
Road traffic accidents in the UK are very common. Some are fairly minor, but others can cause life-changing or life-threatening injuries, and compensation can be sought if your accident was caused by another driver’s mistake.
If you’re involved in a car collision in Lytham St Anne’s, then it is worth trying to remember to:
- Photograph the scene of the accident
- Get the other drivers name, address and insurers details
- Gather dashcam evidence
- Obtain any witnesses details
- Contact the emergency services where required
- Ensure you receive any medical treatment or assessment for the likes of whiplash
Bear in mind that Legal Expert can also help with claims where the other driver can’t be identified (hit and run) or doesn’t have adequate insurance as there are schemes in place that help with these types of claims.
Statistics for serious injury or deaths caused by vehicle accidents in this local authority area
The table that follows shows the most serious and fatal road traffic accident statistics over three years for the Blackpool Local Authority, which includes Lytham St Annes:
No Win No Fee accident and injury claim
A solicitor offering a No Win No Fee agreement still has to do the same work as a more traditional solicitor that charges by the hour, so it could be said they have to work even harder to ensure your claim has much chance of success as possible.
When you sign up to No Win No Fee, you’ll agree on a percentage of the compensation that will be paid to the Lytham St Annes personal injury solicitors if they win the case. If they don’t win then, you won’t have to pay them anything, and there are no upfront or hourly fees either, which makes No Win No Fee risk free.
What will I have to pay my solicitor, and when?
When using a No Win No Fee agreement, your solicitor will only charge you their agreed fee if they win you some compensation.
They will retain their payment percentage and then send the rest to you, so you’ll never actually have to transfer any money to the solicitor for their services. Of course, if they lose, then you don’t pay them at all.
How to learn more before making a claim
You may still have unanswered questions about your injury claim. If so, we’d recommend that you look around our website as it is full of useful resources that will likely be able to answer any outstanding questions.
If you are still unsure if you’re going to claim or don’t know what your next step should be regarding your accident in Lytham St Anne’s claim, then please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts to ensure that your questions are answered correctly and from a knowledgeable source.
Talk to us today
Hopefully, having read this guide about personal injury solicitors who deal with accident claims in Lytham St Anne’s, you’re now ready to ask Legal Expert to begin your claim for you. If so, then you can contact us by:
- Telephone: call us free on 0800 073 8804 today
- Email: send a message to email@example.com
- Online: Use our simple online claim form
- Live Chat: Our specialists can be contacted from any page on our website, seven days a week.
Begin your claim today using Legal Expert, and we’ll start with a free initial consultation to understand your accident and how we can help make a claim.
How to get help in the Lytham St Anne’s area after an accident
If you have had an accident in Lytham St Anne’s then there are several organisations, other than Legal Expert, that you may need to contact, so we’ve listed them below for your convenience:
Blackpool Magistrates Court
Opening Times: 8.30 till the close of business
Telephone: 01253 757 000
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Lytham St Anne’s
Telephone: 01253 300000
Other Useful Resources
Here are some more guides from our site which may prove useful:
Accident Claims – a full guide on how the accident claims process works in full, including typical compensation amounts.
Fatal Accident Claims – A guide that covers what to do in the tragic event of a fatal accident
Other Guides Available To Read
- Bournemouth Personal Injury Solicitors
- Dudley Personal Injury Solicitors
- Littlehampton Personal Injury Solicitors
- Worksop Personal Injury Solicitors
- Llanelli Personal Injury Solicitors
Lytham St Annes Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is a personal injury claim?
This is a claim that you can make if you suffer an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Who is the defendant?
This refers to the person and/or organisation that you’re filing your claim against.
What is the Letter Of Claim?
This is the written statement of your intention to make a compensation claim.
How long is the personal injury claims time limit?
This lasts for three years after your accident and/or your date of knowledge.
What is the date of knowledge?
This is the date that you learn of your injuries from your accident.
What must you do to win your case?
To be successful, you have to prove that the defendant is responsible for your accident taking place.
How do you prove the defendant’s responsibility?
This is about proving the defendant owed you a duty of care, but they breached it, which led to an accident that caused your injuries.
When could I begin my compensation claim with Legal Expert?
You can get in touch with our team at any time by calling us on the number below.
Thank you for reading our Lytham St Annes personal injury solicitors guide.