Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Leyland, Lancashire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a child was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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
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 Leyland
You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Leyland's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user.
No matter if you were involved in a hit-and-run on Leyland's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Leyland
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you broke a bone or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury in the Lancashire workplace. They are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent trips having occurred on Leyland Lane and on Broadfield Drive.
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an affected individual and their family. By limiting the stress a serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a claim helps individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers work with Courts, medical experts and insurers to make sure families affected by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Leyland 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, Leyland 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 Leyland, 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.
Talk to the experts
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Leyland?
We are a national network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Leyland, Lancashire and across the UK, get compensation.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Do you need to choose a local Leyland solicitor?
Going for a local firm is not very important as cases are usually run by phone and email.
You will need to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical examination.
Read more : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Leyland solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.
Researching reviews can be helpful if you are trying to decide which solicitor to act for you.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.