Were you 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.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Wigton, Cumbria and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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
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:
Wigton road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Wigton's roads due to another party's actions.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Wigton's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, this expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wigton
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Cumbria and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use, being trapped by something or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Allerdale local authority) negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened in the local area.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than starting an injury claim. You can contact Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
The Quittance team recognise the vital change a compensation claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows claimants to focus on their recovery.
Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped families recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious include major surgical negligence, spinal cord damage and chemical poisoning.
Read more about Catastrophic injury claims
Wigton 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, Wigton 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 Wigton, 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.
What should I do next?
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.
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Wigton?
Quittance is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Wigton, Cumbria and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Cumbria seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian 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 appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, 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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?
Going for a local lawyers office is not so critical as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a company that has medical facilities near you as you will need to go to a medical examination.
More on - Will I have to attend a medical?
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a fractured femur, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,370 to £11,385 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Comparing Wigton personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Wigton
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Wigton are relatively common with a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,932.
Our network of specialist no win, no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Wigton.
Wigton work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 injury and illness information in the Allerdale Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Allerdale Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9|
|Slip, trip or fall||33|
|Hit by vehicle||0|
|Hit by object||15|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3|
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.