Our Personal Injury Services

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How did your injury happen?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

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Can I claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. Whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

Burnley road accident claims

Road accidents in Burnley are relatively common. Government data reveals there were 2750 road accidents in Lancashire in 2021, including 2013 slight accidents, 704 accidents and 33 fatalities. Accidents in the Burnley region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A671 and A6114 crossroads and on the slip road of the M65 and B6434 roundabout.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Burnley, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, we're here to help. Our road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Work injury claims in Burnley

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 75 non-fatal and 0 fatal work-related accidents in Burnley. 49 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a zero-hours contractor or a support worker, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are work accidents in Burnley?

Burnley work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified16%
Machinery related7%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)0%
Fall from height6%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Manual handling24%
Physical assault9%
Slip, trip, fall same level23%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Medical negligence claims in Burnley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Burnley, including Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place accident claims in Burnley

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

Whether you have been injured in a shopping centre or on an uneven pavement, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

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.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until 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 Burnley 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:

  • 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

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Burnley?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Burnley, Lancashire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or bike accident, whilst doing your job or as a result of a missed diagnosis.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Burnley solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews will make it easier to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator