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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured claimants in Bingham, Nottinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a 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, and;
  • another person was at least partly 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 compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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 Bingham

You have the right to claim compensation if you were injured in an accident on Bingham's roads due to a negligent road user.

It does not matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision, our specialist team are here. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bingham

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the Nottinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Rushcliffe local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on spillages are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on St. Mary's Street and on Forrest Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

More about Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their dependants. By limiting the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant, compensation helps people to focus on recovery.

Our panel of lawyers correspond with medical experts and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

More about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bingham 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, Bingham 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 Bingham, Nottinghamshire 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

We can 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of handling claims in Bingham?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bingham, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist 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.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a moderate pain disorder could vary between £17,050 and £31,130 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Solicitor reviews in Bingham - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Bingham

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Bingham are relatively commonplace with 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533.

Our panel of skilled no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Bingham.

Bingham work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work injury statistics for the Rushcliffe Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other14
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related injury0
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)0
Fall from height5
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting18
Physical attack1
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by falling object10

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

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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