Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Great Harwood, Lancashire and throughout the UK get the compensation they deserve.
How were you injured?
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
For more information, see:
Can I claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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
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:
Road accident claims in Great Harwood
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Great Harwood are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 2750 road accidents in Lancashire. There were 2013 slight accidents, 704 accidents and 33 fatal accidents in 2021. Accidents in Great Harwood in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A6185 and A678 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A678 and A680 crossroads.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Great Harwood, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
whether you were hurt in a car crash, or were injured in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.
Great Harwood work accident claims
Lancashire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 1036 non-fatal and 4 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 726 cases.
|Lancashire work accidents (RIDAGGR)||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%|
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a forklift driver or a doctor, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Great Harwood clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Great Harwood.
Great Harwood Occupiers liability injury claims
Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident occurred at a leisure centre or at an airport, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury claims
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as spinal or brain injuries.
Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.
Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Great Harwood and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Great Harwood?
Whether you live in Great Harwood, Lancashire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred due to clinical negligence or in a car collision we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Great Harwood injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.