Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Breaston, Derbyshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:
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 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
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:
Road accident claims in Breaston
Breaston drivers and other road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision on Breaston's roads, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Breaston
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Government figures show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the Derbyshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or an animal related accident. Public place (Erewash local authority) accident claims injuries such as fractured wrists sustained on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Tamworth Rd and on College St.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want answers instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The Quittance team understand the change compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. The panel of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. The panel of specialist solicitors correspond with insurers and doctors to make sure claimants affected by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, benzene poisoning and cerebral palsy.
Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Breaston 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, Breaston 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 Breaston, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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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Has Quittance handled many claims in Breaston?
We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Breaston, Derbyshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Derbyshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Comparing Breaston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For complicated leg fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £22,440 to £31,680 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.