Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Burnley, Lancashire and across the UK claim compensation for:
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.
Are there any exceptions?
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:
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:
Burnley road accident claims
Drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Burnley's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Burnley's roads, we're here to help. Our road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Burnley
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.
However your injury occurred, whether you fractured a bone or have been exposed to asbestos, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire in 2015. They are quite often lead to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with incidents having occurred on Hebrew Road and on Colne Rd.
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 make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you are only looking for closure as opposed to a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
More about Clinical negligence claims
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a claimant. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured person and their family, an injury claim enables claimants to prioritise their recovery. Quittance's panel of expert law firms correspond with insurers, the legal system and medical experts to make sure people affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Burnley 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, Burnley 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 Burnley, 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.
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
What experience do you have of handling claims in Burnley?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Burnley, Lancashire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
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.
What should you look for when checking Burnley solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
The difference in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms is quite significant
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £11,859 for serious thumb injuries can range from £7,115 to £10,080.
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.