Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Garstang, Lancashire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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 considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Garstang road accident claims

You have a right to claim compensation if you were hurt on Garstang's roads due to a careless road user.

It does not matter if you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car collision, our expert team can help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Garstang

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 guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to hydrocarbon poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their family.

A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Garstang 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, Garstang 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 Garstang, 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

Helping people like you

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

How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Garstang?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people in Garstang, Lancashire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Lancashire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Garstang - What to consider

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

What are the road accident statistics in Garstang

Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have vast experience in securing the best settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Garstang.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Garstang are common. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367.

What are the Garstang work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness stats in the Wyre Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wyre Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undetermined11
Machinery related injury7
Exposed to explosion1
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)0
Fall from height (ladder)7
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical attack6
Slip, trip, fall same level22
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by object5
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

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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