Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Bourne, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • 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 considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether a child was injured or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal 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 Bourne

Drivers and other road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Bourne's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a hit-and-run on Bourne's roads, Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bourne

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 shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on West St and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

See: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury imposes on a claimant, a successful claim allows them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

The panel of specialist lawyers correspond with insurance companies, the other side's legal representatives and doctors and health professionals ensuring people impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

See: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Bourne 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, Bourne 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 Bourne, Lincolnshire 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

Get answers

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Bourne?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist solicitors that helps claimants in Bourne, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is less relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a firm that offers national medical centres as you will have to go to a medical assessment.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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 loss of taste could vary between £15,510 and £20,185 (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 Bourne - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

What are the road accident statistics in Bourne

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting optimum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Bourne.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bourne are relatively commonplace with a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the Bourne region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A151 and A15 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A15 and B1198 junction.

What are the Bourne work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident information for the South Kesteven Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other21
Machinery related injury10
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)3
Fall from height (scaffolding)16
Injured by an animal3
Lifting and handling injuries48
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall52
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object24
Trapped under falling object2

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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