Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
We have helped injured people in Blackburn, Lancashire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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:
Blackburn road accident claims
Blackburn cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved in a hit-and-run on Blackburn's roads, our expert team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Blackburn
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you tore a ligament or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lancashire and the UK. Slips and trips are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs experienced on poorly maintained roads are also common with trips having happened on Ballantrae Rd and on Accrington Rd.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire.
Further information: Medical negligence claim
More claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their family.
The panel of lawyers fight hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitors work with the Courts and insurance companies ensuring families impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Blackburn 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, Blackburn 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 Blackburn, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Blackburn?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Blackburn, Lancashire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people in Lancashire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and pedestrian accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Reviews for solicitors in Blackburn
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Do you need to choose a local lawyer?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is less important as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.
However, you should choose a law firm that has national medical centres as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.
What are the road accident statistics in Blackburn
Our network of skilled road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for claimants hurt in a road accident in Blackburn.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Blackburn are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367. 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.
Work accident statistics in Blackburn
The latest 2019 accident at work statistics for the Hyndburn Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hyndburn Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||6|
|Slip or trip||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by object||9|
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.