No Win, No Fee injury compensation

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If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

How did your injury occur?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Blackburn road accident claims

Accidents on Blackburn's roads are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 407 road accidents in Blackburn (329 slight accidents, 76 accidents and 2 fatalities). Incidents in Blackburn in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A666 and A6078 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A677 and A6078 crossroads.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Blackburn and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, our expert team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Blackburn work accident claims

Per 100,000 workers, there were 222 non-fatal work accidents and 0.73 fatalities in Lancashire in 2021.

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a roofer or a caterer, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Blackburn?

Lancashire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined8%
Electricity related1%
Machinery related injury5%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)7%
Animal related1%
Lifting26%
Assault5%
Slip or trip29%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object10%

Blackburn clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Blackburn, including East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire).

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Blackburn public place accident claims

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident happened in a shopping centre or on a pavement, and a third party was responsible, you may be able to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Blackburn and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Blackburn?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Blackburn, Lancashire and across the country.

Whether you have been injured in public or on the road we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Blackburn personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Personal recommendations and online reviews can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

Read more:

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?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor