Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
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.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.
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:
Adwick le Street road accident claims
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Adwick le Street, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.
Adwick le Street work accident claims
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a baggage handler or a care home worker, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.
Adwick le Street clinical negligence claims
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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Adwick le Street, including Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire).
Adwick le Street public place accident claims
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you were hurt when travelling by train or on a pothole, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert personal injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Adwick le Street, and across the UK.
Adwick le Street No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Adwick le Street injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of 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.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Adwick le Street and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Adwick le Street?
Whether you live in Adwick le Street, South Yorkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred due to a manager's negligence, on a bicycle or due to a negligent diagnosis we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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.
Adwick le Street solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Personal recommendations and online reviews will make it easier choose the best solicitor for your needs.
Work accident statistics in Adwick le Street
Per 100,000 workers, there were 287 non-fatal work accidents and 1.47 fatalities in Doncaster in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Doncaster||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||24%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Hit by falling object||14%|
|Trapped under falling object||0%|
What are the road accident statistics in Adwick le Street?
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Adwick le Street are quite common. Government data reveals there were 751 road accidents in Doncaster in 2021 (559 slight accidents, 185 accidents and 7 fatalities). 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.
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.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.