Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help injured people in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.
A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim 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:
Ashbourne road accident claims
You can start a claim for compensation if you are injured on Ashbourne's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour.
Whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ashbourne
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Government data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK as a whole. They are frequently related to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like torn ligaments experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Church Lane and in Shawcroft Centre.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
More claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital difference compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.
Damages will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers work with doctors and health professionals, insurers and Courts, helping to ensure claimants affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need.
More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Ashbourne 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, Ashbourne 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 Ashbourne, Derbyshire 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 can Quittance help?
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
Have you handled many claims in Ashbourne?
We are a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car passenger accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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 you need to select a local Ashbourne lawyer?
Going for a local solicitors office is not so critical as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a firm that has a national network as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read about - What is the process for attending a medical?
Comparing Ashbourne personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Ashbourne
Quittance's network of certified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Ashbourne.
More about No win, no fee road accident claims
Ashbourne work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 accident at work data for the East Staffordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in East Staffordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0|
|Harmful substance related||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||50|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||60|
|Hit by vehicle||5|
|Hit by object||21|
|Trapped under falling object||0|
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.