Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Calverton, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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:
Calverton road accident claims
Calverton road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's actions.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Calverton
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Reported statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Nottinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Gedling local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. You can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
We understand the difference injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. Our network of lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes claiming for medical and care costs. The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and chronic pain.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Calverton 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, Calverton 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 Calverton, Nottinghamshire 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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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How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Calverton?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Calverton, Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Are Calverton claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network 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.
The contrast in the level of success fees between different firms is enormous.
As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £12,217 for scarring might vary from £7,330 to £10,384.
More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Check Calverton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.
Read more Quittance reviews
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.