Personal injury claims help and support
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You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Boston, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK claim No Win, No Fee compensation for their injuries.
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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.
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:
Boston road accident claims
Vehicle accidents in Boston are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire. 1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatalities occurred on Lincolnshire's roads in 2021. Incidents in the Boston area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A16 and A52 crossroads and on the A16 and A1137 roundabout.
All road users in Boston and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Work accident claims in Boston
There were 0 fatalities and 114 other work accidents in Boston in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Boston||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Contact with machinery||4%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||1%|
|Fall from height||6%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||31%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||23%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5%|
|Hit by object||9%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether your accident happened while working as a welder or a police officer, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Boston
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Boston, including Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire).
Public place accidents claims in Boston
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether your accident occurred when travelling by train or on council property, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury claims
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.
Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.
We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Boston and cross the UK.
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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:
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Boston?
Whether you live in Boston, Lincolnshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred at work, in a car or bike accident or in a supermarket our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Boston solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.
Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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*
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**
**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.
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.