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

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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

Am I entitled to make a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf. Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

Calculate my injury compensation

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 Egremont

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

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Work injury claims in Egremont

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a hairdresser or a cleaner, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Egremont

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Egremont.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability accident claims in Egremont

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were hurt in a train station or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Egremont, and across the UK.

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Egremont No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Egremont injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Egremont, Cumbria and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Egremont and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Egremont?

Whether you live in Egremont, Cumbria or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a public place or whilst doing your job our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Egremont solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Egremont road accident statistics?

Department of Transport data reveals there were 987 road accidents in Cumbria in 2021 (732 slight accidents, 231 accidents and 24 fatal accidents).

Our network of professional no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in getting optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Egremont.

Work accident statistics in Egremont

Per 100,000 workers, there were 218 non-fatal work accidents and 1.61 fatalities in Cumbria in 2021.

Cumbria work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other12%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related3%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)0%
Fall from height4%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries18%
Physical assault9%
Slip, trip or fall36%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle4%
Hit by object9%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator