Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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

Do I have 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, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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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Burscough road accident claims

If you are hurt on Burscough's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user, you have the right to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Burscough

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

However your injury occurred, whether you broke a bone or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Official data underscore the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Lancashire in 2015. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by hand tools in use or an electrocution accident. Public place (West Lancashire local authority) claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Summerwood Lane and on Bescar Lane.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for answers rather than financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

More about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when determining injury compensation. By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person, injury compensation allows people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

The panel of solicitors have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Burscough 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, Burscough 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 Burscough, 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

How do I start a 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

Have you handled many claims in Burscough?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Burscough, Lancashire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Burscough?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Injury lawyer reviews in Burscough - What to consider

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £14,086 for severe toe injuries could conceivably vary from £8,452 to £11,973.

Read more at - Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Burscough

Road accidents involving vehicles in Burscough are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,367.

Quittance's network of expert injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Burscough.

Work accident statistics in Burscough

The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats in the West Lancashire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified15
Electricity related0
Machinery related4
Explosion related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)0
Fall from height (ladder)21
Injured by an animal0
Manual handling50
Physical assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level45
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object20
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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