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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured claimants in Heysham, Lancashire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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Road accident claims in Heysham

You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on Heysham's roads because of another driver's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car accident on Heysham's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, this useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Heysham

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident in the Lancashire workplace. Slips and trips are often related to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with pothole trips having happened on Middleton Rd and on Heysham Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the change compensation will make to people who have been impacted by serious injury.

Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Heysham 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, Heysham 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 Heysham, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

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:

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Heysham?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Heysham, Lancashire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including cycling accidents and factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Read Heysham solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can help build a picture if you are considering which solicitor to select.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to go with a local Heysham legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitor is less relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a company that provides medical facilities near Heysham as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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