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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • 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. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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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Cleethorpes road accident claims

If you have been injured on Cleethorpes's roads because of another road user's behaviour, you have the right to claim compensation.

It does not matter if you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, this road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cleethorpes

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 labourer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Safety data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Lincolnshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by moving machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (North East Lincolnshire local authority) cases for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having happened on Convamore Rd and on Cleethorpe Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure instead of financial damages. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team recognise the difference an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

A successful claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery.

The panel of law firms have helped claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to lung disease.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Cleethorpes 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, Cleethorpes 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 Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire 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

How do I start the process?

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 do the solicitors have of winning claims in Cleethorpes?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and pedestrian accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Cleethorpes

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees charged by lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £18,489 for a broken leg could conceivably vary from £11,093 to £15,716.

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Do you need to instruct a local Cleethorpes injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not relevant as injury cases are normally managed by phone and email.

However, you should select a solicitors' firm that offers medical facilities near Cleethorpes as you will almost always need to attend an independent medical examination.

What are the road accident statistics in Cleethorpes

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Cleethorpes are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 659 accidents (565 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North East Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 729. Accidents in the Cleethorpes area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A1031 and A1098 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A16 and A1031 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in achieving the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Cleethorpes.

Work accident statistics in Cleethorpes

The latest 2019 work injury stats for the North East Lincolnshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in North East Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported41
Electrical injury0
Machinery related injury18
1
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)2
Fall from height (ladder)23
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)2
Manual handling74
Physical attack13
Slip, trip, fall same level107
Struck against11
Struck by moving vehicle8
Struck by object26
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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