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.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Cleator Moor, Cumbria and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Cleator Moor road accident claims

Drivers and other road users should be able to claim compensation if they are injured on Cleator Moor's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we can assist. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cleator Moor

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Government statistics indicate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Cumbria. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Copeland local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised legs suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want closure as opposed to financial compensation. You can contact Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. Our network of solicitors work to get compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cleator Moor 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, Cleator Moor 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 Cleator Moor, Cumbria 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

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Cleator Moor?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Cleator Moor, Cumbria and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across Cumbria seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 Cleator Moor personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor 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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need to select a local Cleator Moor lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases are typically managed remotely.

However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

The diversity in fees between firms is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £56,357 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems might vary from £33,814 to £47,903.

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What are the road accident statistics in Cleator Moor

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Cleator Moor are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,932.

Our network of litigators have decades of experience in achieving maximum awards for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Cleator Moor.

What are the Cleator Moor work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 work injury figures for the Copeland Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Copeland Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other8
Electrocution0
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)0
Fall from height3
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and handling injuries12
Physical assault6
Slip, trip or fall24
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object6

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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