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.
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 clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Advice and help
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
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.
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|
|Machinery related injury||2|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance related||0|
|Fall from height||7|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||18|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Struck by object||9|
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.