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.

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Child injury compensation claims

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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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.

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Claim road accident compensation

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.

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Work accident compensation claims

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).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

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.

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Public place accident claims

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.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

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.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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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FAQs

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.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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 LancashireReported Injuries
Not Reported15%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related injury3%
Exposed to explosion0%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Lifting and handling injuries24%
Physical assault10%
Slip, trip or fall25%
Struck against1%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator