Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Blackpool, Lancashire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Blackpool

You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Blackpool's roads because of the negligence of another road user.

Regardless of whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Blackpool

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Lancashire. They are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured ankles sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Central Drive and on Ansdell Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people affected by serious and catastrophic injury.

By limiting the stress severe injury puts on a claimant, injury compensation allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Blackpool 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, Blackpool 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 Blackpool, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your claim?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of claims in Blackpool?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Blackpool, Lancashire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Comparing injury solicitors in Blackpool - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £10,340 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need to select a local Blackpool legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that offers a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Blackpool

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Blackpool are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 582 accidents (509 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Blackpool local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 560. Incidents in the Blackpool area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A583 and A5073 junction and on the single carriageway of the A584 and A586 junction.

Quittance's group of qualified road traffic accident legal advisors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people injured in a car accident in Blackpool.

What are the Blackpool work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident at work data in the Blackpool Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Blackpool Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported20
Electrocution1
Machinery related injury4
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)6
Fall from height13
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting and carrying34
Physical assault23
Slip, trip, fall same level59
Struck against8
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object16
Trapped by something collapsing2

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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