Were you 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 claimants in Ulverston, Cumbria and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
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:
Ulverston road accident claims
Road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Ulverston's roads because of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash on Ulverston's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, we can help. This guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ulverston
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation. You can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria, for example, to make a complaint against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
More about Clinical negligence compensation
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
More about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
The lasting impact serious injury can have is understood by the Courts when they are calculating compensation. Compensation should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person so they can focus on rehabilitation.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation
Ulverston 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, Ulverston 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 Ulverston, 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.
How do I start the process?
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 won many injury claims in Ulverston?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Ulverston, Cumbria and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Cumbria get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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 need to instruct a local Ulverston solicitor?
Going for a local law firm is not so critical as injury cases can be conducted by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a company that provides national medical centres as claimants will need to go to a medical examination.
Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?
Comparing Ulverston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Ulverston
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Ulverston are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,932.
The panel of no win no fee litigators have years of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Ulverston.
Work accident statistics in Ulverston
The most recent 2019
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.