Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Kendal, Cumbria and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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
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 Kendal
Kendal road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our specialist team are here. Our guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kendal
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 an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation claims
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining how much compensation to pay. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms have helped people claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include paralysis, dioxin poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.
Read more about Serious injury compensation claims
Kendal 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, Kendal 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 Kendal, 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.
The Quittance Team
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
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Kendal?
We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Kendal, Cumbria and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Cumbria seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents at work.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Kendal solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can be informative if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to go with.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Kendal?
You do not need to choose a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in Kendal
Accidents involving all vehicles in Kendal are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,932. Accidents in the Kendal region in 2013 included crashes on the A6 and A591 roundabout and on the slip road of the A685 and A6 junction.
Quittance's network of expert lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone injured in a road accident in Kendal.
Work accident statistics in Kendal
The most recent 2019 accident stats for the South Lakeland Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Government:
|Workplace accidents in South Lakeland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to explosion||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||0|
|Fall from height||18|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||39|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by falling object||13|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
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.