Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Brackley, Northamptonshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Brackley road accident claims

Brackley road users can claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's actions.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Brackley's roads, the Quittance expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brackley

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you a civil engineer injured in the field or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Reported data expose the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Northamptonshire. They are typically the precursor to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured ankles happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on the Green and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want answers rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person.

Quittance's panel of lawyers work to get compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have helped families claim damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include mesothelioma and brain injuries.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Brackley 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, Brackley 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 Brackley, Northamptonshire 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

Why Quittance?

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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FAQs

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Brackley?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Brackley, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to bike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Brackley?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Read Brackley solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are weighing up which solicitor to act for you.

Read Solicitor reviews

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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.

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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