Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Clowne, Derbyshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
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 Personal Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Clowne
Clowne road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's negligence.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Clowne's roads, our specialist team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Clowne
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a carrying injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (North East Derbyshire local authority) cases for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Circular Drive and on Bridge St.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating compensation. By limiting the pressure a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, injury compensation enables people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Clowne 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, Clowne 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 Clowne, Derbyshire 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.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
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 do you have of injury claims in Clowne?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Clowne, Derbyshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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.
Will I need to select a local solicitor ?
The location of the solicitor is not so important as cases can be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
What should you look for when comparing Clowne solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms is important for claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £7,902 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could conceivably vary from £4,741 to £6,716.
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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.
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.