Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How can we help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Ormskirk, Lancashire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
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 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 Ormskirk
You can claim compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Ormskirk's roads due to a negligent road user.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or were involved in a hit-and-run on Ormskirk's roads, Quittance's guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ormskirk
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident in the Lancashire workplace. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs suffered on spillages are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related disease to vibration white finger.
Ormskirk 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, Ormskirk 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 Ormskirk, 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.
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:
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance handled many claims in Ormskirk?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Ormskirk, Lancashire and throughout the country, get compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Ormskirk solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Reviews can certainly be revealing if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to act for you.
The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £12,378 for chest injuries could conceivably vary from £7,427 to £10,521.
Additional reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
What are the road accident statistics in Ormskirk
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ormskirk are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Ormskirk region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A59 and B5139 private drive or entrance and on the single carriageway of the A59 and A570 crossroads.
Our group of knowledgeable solicitors have vast experience in negotiating the best awards for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Ormskirk.
Work accident statistics in Ormskirk
The most recent 2019 work accident information in the West Lancashire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:
|HSE reported work accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||45|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Hit by object||20|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.