Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Cumbria, Cumbria and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, the quantum of the claim or whether liability can be proved.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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
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:
Road accident claims in Cumbria
Road users have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Cumbria's roads as the result of another party's actions.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Cumbria's roads, Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cumbria
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a teacher injured at school, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the North West England workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Eden local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having happened recently.
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
Quittance's team understand the vital change a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, compensation enables claimants to concentrate on recovery.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Cumbria 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, Cumbria 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 Cumbria, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Cumbria?
Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Cumbria and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants in Cumbria get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Read Cumbria personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are deciding which solicitor to choose.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Are Cumbria claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
The disparity in the amount of fees charged by firms is quite surprising.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £15,659 for displaced metatarsal fractures can vary from £9,395 to £13,310.
Further reading How much compensation can you claim?
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.