Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped injured people in Brigg, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, the quantum of the claim or whether liability can be proved.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Brigg
You have a right to claim injury compensation if you sustained an injury on Brigg's roads as the result of another road user's actions.
No matter if you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision, this guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Brigg
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
HSE data underscore the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lincolnshire and the UK. They are often related to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders suffered on obstructed walkways are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Market Place.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for closure instead of injury compensation. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.
More claim types
We recognise the critical change a compensation claim makes to people impacted by serious injury.
We fight for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. The panel of expert law firms engage with medical practitioners, insurance companies and the other side's legal representatives to make sure families affected by major accidents receive medical and financial support.
Brigg No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Brigg injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Brigg, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Brigg and cross the UK.
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of injury claims in Brigg?
We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Brigg, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants in Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to factory accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
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Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which lawyer to go with.
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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. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for elbow injuries causing some long term problems, for example, ranges from £12,650 to £25,850 (based on 2015 market data).
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
Many injury lawyers 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 does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
What are the road accident statistics in Brigg
The panel of professional lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people injured in a road accident in Brigg.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Brigg are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 778 accidents (668 slight accidents, 105 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lincolnshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 805.
Brigg work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 accident information for the North Lincolnshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in North Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||17|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||3|
|Harmful substance related||6|
|Fall from height||29|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||69|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11|
|Struck by object||40|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
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.