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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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

Do I have a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Brixworth

Drivers and other road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Brixworth's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were hurt in a car accident on Brixworth's roads, or were injured in a hit-and-run, Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brixworth

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you fractured a bone or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Northamptonshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like sprained wrists sustained on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Sywell Rd and on Main Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their dependants. By relieving the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have for many years aided people affected by major accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Brixworth 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, Brixworth 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 Brixworth, 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

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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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Brixworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Brixworth, Northamptonshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people in Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Are Brixworth claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Brixworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Brixworth

Quittance's group of knowledgeable road traffic accident solicitors have years of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Brixworth.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident statistics in Brixworth

The latest 2019 accident at work stats in the Wellingborough Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified19
Electrical injury0
Machinery related9
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Manual handling37
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall15
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object12

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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