Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Morecambe, Lancashire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- 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 practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Morecambe
Morecambe road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured because of another party's actions.
It does not matter if you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Morecambe
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you have been hit by a falling object or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
You could make a formal complaint if you just want closure instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to latex allergy.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
We recognise the difference injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. The Quittance team work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Morecambe 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, Morecambe 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 Morecambe, 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
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Morecambe?
We are a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Morecambe, Lancashire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to whiplash.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process 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.
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Morecambe?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Morecambe?
You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.