Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
We have helped injured people in Millom, Cumbria and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a child was injured.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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:
Millom road accident claims
Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they are injured on Millom's roads as the result of another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a crash, our specialist team are here. The Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Millom
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
HSE data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Cumbria in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically related to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from height or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like strained muscles happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Main St.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you only want closure or answers instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria.
Read more: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on an injured person and their family. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight to get the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. The panel of law firms have for many years helped people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious range from brain tumours to birth negligence.
Read more: Catastrophic injury claims
Millom 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, Millom 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 Millom, 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.
Why choose us for your 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Millom?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Millom, Cumbria and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Cumbria seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and accidents in the workplace.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Millom solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Reading reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which solicitor to go with and which considerations are most important to you.
Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Are Millom claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a minor head injury, for example, ranges from £1,788 to £10,340 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.