Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Longton, Lancashire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Longton road accident claims
Road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Longton's roads due to another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Longton's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Longton
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Staffordshire. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Theatre St and on Cop Lane.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
You can raise a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. You can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to make a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Legal advisors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to asthma caused by isocyanates.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Longton 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, Longton 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 Longton, 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.
Starting a claim
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 experience do your solicitors have of claims in Longton?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Longton, Lancashire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Check Longton personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs and which considerations are most important to you.
Do you need to instruct a local Longton legal firm ?
Going for a local lawyers office is not important as cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as you will have to go to a medical exam.
More details - Do you have a medical centre near me?
What are the road accident statistics in Longton
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Longton are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,083.
Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting optimum general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Longton.
Longton work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats in the South Ribble Local Authority (2013/14) was available under regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in South Ribble Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||11|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||4|
|Fall from height||13|
|Injured by an animal||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||31|
|Slip or trip||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||12|
|Trapped under falling object||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.