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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Maryport, Cumbria and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • 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. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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

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 Maryport

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Maryport's roads as the result of another road user's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our specialist team are here. Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Maryport

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury in the Cumbria workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Wedgewood Road and on Main Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by colophony.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Maryport 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, Maryport 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 Maryport, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Maryport?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Maryport, Cumbria and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Cumbria get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Comparing injury solicitors in Maryport - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Maryport

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Maryport are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,932.

Quittance's network of specialist injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Maryport.

Maryport work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident at work information for the Allerdale Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Allerdale Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined8
Electrocution0
Machinery related4
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)2
Fall from height (ladder)9
Lifting23
Physical assault5
Slip, trip or fall33
Struck against3
Hit by vehicle0
Hit by object15
Crushed by something collapsing3

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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