Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

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

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether causation can be established.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor 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:

Check my claim

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

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:

Calculate compensation

Road accident claims in Lancaster

You have a right to claim compensation if you are hurt on Lancaster's roads because of the negligence of another road user.

Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident, our expert team can help. This useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lancaster

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

No matter what your employment status, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place (Lancaster local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Noel Rd and on Cleveleys Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to asthma caused by isocyanates.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their family.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have aided people impacted by major accidents.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Lancaster 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, Lancaster 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 Lancaster, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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:

Call me back

  • Tick icon FREE consultation
  • Tick icon Find out if you can claim
  • Tick icon No obligation to start a claim

Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Lancaster?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Lancaster, Lancashire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Lancaster?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for loss of smell could vary between £20,185 and £26,620 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Lancaster

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

What are the road accident statistics in Lancaster

Road accidents involving vehicles in Lancaster are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367. Incidents in Lancaster in 2013 included car crashes on the A589 and B5273 roundabout and on the A588 and A6 roundabout.

Our network of specialist no win no fee litigators have years of experience in securing the best awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Lancaster.

What are the Lancaster work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident figures for the Lancaster Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Lancaster Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined32
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related7
0
Explosion related1
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)2
Fall from height14
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0
Lifting and carrying45
Physical assault13
Slip or trip50
Struck against5
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object14

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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert