Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help you
Each year, we help injured claimants in Barnoldswick, Lancashire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.
A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Barnoldswick
Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Barnoldswick's roads due to someone else's actions.
No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Barnoldswick's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, we can help you take action. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Barnoldswick
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
HSE figures indicate that slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident in the Lancashire workplace. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on poorly maintained roads are also common with recent falls having happened on Chapel Hill.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation claims
More claim types
We understand the critical difference an injury claim makes to people impacted by severe injury. We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs.
Read more about Serious injury compensation claims
Barnoldswick 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, Barnoldswick 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 Barnoldswick, 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.
Free, no obligation advice
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
Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of injury claims in Barnoldswick?
We are a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps claimants in Barnoldswick, Lancashire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to accidents on public transport.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Barnoldswick personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching reviews can be revealing if you are contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.
The disparity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £4,187 for a broken tibia or fibula can range from £2,512 to £3,559.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Barnoldswick
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Barnoldswick are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,367.
The panel of trained personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Barnoldswick.
Work accident statistics in Barnoldswick
The latest 2019 work injury data in the Pendle Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Pendle Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Machinery related injury||9|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mtbe related illnesses)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||11|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||35|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25|
|Hit by falling object||4|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.