Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Penrith, Cumbria and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The key 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Penrith road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Penrith's roads as the result of a negligent driver.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved in a motorcycle accident on Penrith's roads, this useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Penrith
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cumbria workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with falls having occurred in the local area.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are just looking for answers rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria.
Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to PCB exposure.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Penrith 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, Penrith 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 Penrith, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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 Penrith?
Quittance is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Penrith, Cumbria and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Cumbria get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Comparing injury solicitors in Penrith - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, 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.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £5,146 for minor eye injuries could vary from £3,088 to £4,374.
Further reading : How to compare injury solicitors quotes
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.