Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.
A short phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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 Bamber Bridge
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Bamber Bridge, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our expert team can help. our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.
work accident claims in Bamber Bridge
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whether you were injured while working as a shop worker or a fitness trainer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Bamber Bridge
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. We can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Bamber Bridge, including Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Bamber Bridge
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether you have been injured in a hotel or on a footpath, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain or spinal injuries, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Bamber Bridge, and across the UK.
Bamber Bridge No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Bamber Bridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bamber Bridge and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Have you helped many claimants in Bamber Bridge?
Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire and across the country.
Whether you have been injured due to a manager's negligence, on public transport or in a supermarket we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Bamber Bridge solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
What are Bamber Bridge road accident statistics?
Vehicle accidents in Bamber Bridge are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 2750 road accidents in Lancashire in 2021, including 2013 slight accidents, 704 accidents and 33 fatal accidents. Incidents in the Bamber Bridge area in 2013 included car crashes on the A582 and B5254 roundabout and on the B6258 and B6230 roundabout.
Quittance's panel of trained no win, no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Bamber Bridge.
What are the statistics for work accidents in Bamber Bridge?
In 2021, there were 1036 non-fatal work accidents and 4 fatalities in Lancashire.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Lancashire||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Exposed to explosion||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24%|
|Slip, trip or fall||25%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.