Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Chapeltown, South Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able 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 other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, the quantum of the claim or whether liability can be proved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Chapeltown road accident claims

Drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they are injured on Chapeltown's roads due to someone else's negligence.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, we are here to help. This road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chapeltown

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Recorded data indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South Yorkshire. These types of accident are quite often the cause of injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent slips having occurred on Hartley Brook Rd and on Bellhouse Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation. You can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to make a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the critical difference compensation will make to people who have been impacted by major injury. Quittance work hard for maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. The panel of law firms work with medical practitioners, the legal system and insurance providers ensuring families affected by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries considered by the Courts to be serious include birth negligence, back injuries and poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Chapeltown 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, Chapeltown 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 Chapeltown, South Yorkshire 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

Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Chapeltown?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Chapeltown, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Read Chapeltown solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Chapeltown claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

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

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

The difference in success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £79,483 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could conceivably vary from £47,690 to £67,561.

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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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