Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help you

We have helped injured claimants in Belper, Derbyshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Road accident claims in Belper

If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Belper's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on Belper's roads, we can help. Our guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Belper

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a drowning accident. Public place (Amber Valley local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Main St and on Highfield Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on a claimant and their family. Quittance's network of solicitors fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms work with Courts and insurance providers to make sure people impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Belper 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, Belper 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 Belper, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Belper?

We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Belper, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Are Belper claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Belper?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional 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.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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