Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Adwick le Street, South Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Adwick Le Street road accident claims

Road users can claim compensation if they are injured on Adwick Le Street's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

It does not matter if you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on Adwick Le Street's roads, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Adwick le Street

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures reveal that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by another person, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken toes sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having happened on Skellow Rd and on Barnsley Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Adwick le Street 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, Adwick le Street 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 Adwick le Street, South Yorkshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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.

Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Adwick le Street?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Adwick le Street, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Reviews for solicitors in Adwick le Street

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do you need to select a local Adwick Le Street solicitor?

The location of the firm is less relevant as cases are usually run by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near Adwick Le Street as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Adwick le Street

Quittance's panel of accredited road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Adwick Le Street.

Accidents involving vehicles in Adwick Le Street are common. Government statistics reveal 10 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 1068 slight accidents in 2013 in Doncaster (Total events were 1186 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,237. Incidents in the Adwick Le Street area in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A638 and A(M)1 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1 and A638 junction.

Adwick Le Street work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident figures for the Doncaster Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified93
Electric shock0
Machinery related22
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)4
Fall from height (ladder)34
Injured by an animal4
Manual handling111
Physical assault52
Slip, trip, fall same level130
Struck against10
Hit by vehicle11
Hit by falling object74
Trapped under falling object1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor