Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Bacup, Lancashire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Bacup
If you were injured in an accident on Bacup's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Bacup's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bacup
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job is, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lancashire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a lifting injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Rossendale local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Rochdale Road and on Burnley Rd.
When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. To raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of people affected by major injury.
Damages will ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped claimants recover damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy and multiple fractures.
Bacup No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Bacup injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bacup, Lancashire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Bacup?
We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Bacup, Lancashire and across the country, get compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Check Bacup personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can differ considerably.
Researching online reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
The contrast in success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded £18,206 for work-related upper limb disorders can range from £10,924 to £15,475.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Will you need to go with a local Bacup lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is less important as cases can be conducted by phone and email.
It is however necessary to select a firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.