Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Preston, Lancashire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the quantum of the claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim 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:
Road accident claims in Preston
Preston drivers and other road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured because of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Preston
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job, whether you have been hit by a falling object or developed RSI, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire. They are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured wrists suffered on potholes are also common with slips and trips having happened on Theatre St and on Meadow St.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, for example, to make a complaint against Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
The panel of solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims
Preston 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, Preston 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 Preston, 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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance handled many claims in Preston?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Preston, Lancashire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Lancashire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to part-time worker injuries.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
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.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Comparing Preston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
What are the road accident statistics in Preston
Quittance's group of expert no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in negotiating optimum awards for claimants injured in a road accident in Preston.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Preston are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Preston region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A5085 and B6241 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A583 and A5072 crossroads.
What are the Preston work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 work accident statistics for the Preston Local Authority (2013/14) collated under regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Preston Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||2|
|Fall from height||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||57|
|Slip, trip or fall||60|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||25|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
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.