Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

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Every year, we help injured claimants in Clitheroe, Lancashire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, whether a minor was injured or whether causation can be established.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Clitheroe

You are entitled to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Clitheroe's roads as the result of the actions of another road user.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash on Clitheroe's roads, our specialist team are here. Our road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Clitheroe

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Reported figures reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire and the UK as a whole. They are often forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by machinery, a carrying injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as facial scarring occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with trips having happened on Whalley Rd and on King St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the difference injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Quittance's network of solicitors fight hard for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Clitheroe 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, Clitheroe 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 Clitheroe, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Take the first steps towards compensation

Our specialist solicitors have 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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Clitheroe?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Clitheroe, Lancashire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Choosing the most suitable lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Clitheroe, what is the best way to make certain you select the most appropriate legal practice for your needs?

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The difference in the level of fees charged by law firms is significant.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?43,872 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from ?26,323 to ?37,291.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Clitheroe personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Clitheroe

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Clitheroe are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,367.

Quittance's panel of qualified no win, no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Clitheroe.

Clitheroe work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work accident information in the Ribble Valley Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Ribble Valley Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known16
Machinery related injury2
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance related0
Fall from height7
Injured by an animal0
Lifting21
Physical assault26
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)18
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle0
Struck by object9

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 Quittance’s 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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