Have you been 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.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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Conisbrough road accident claims

Conisbrough cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured due to someone else's negligence.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Conisbrough's roads, we're here to help. The Quittance expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Conisbrough

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall from height or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Doncaster local authority) claims for injuries such as broken toes experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Sheffield Road and on Oakland Terrace.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The effect of serious injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining how much compensation to pay. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person, injury compensation allows them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert law firms have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Conisbrough 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, Conisbrough 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 Conisbrough, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

Our specialist solicitors have 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

Has Quittance handled many Conisbrough claims?

We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people throughout South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to accidents on building sites.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Choosing the right solicitor

It can take several months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?17,858 for loss of taste can range from ?10,715 to ?15,179.

See How much can you claim?

Are Conisbrough claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Solicitor reviews in Conisbrough - What to consider

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

What are the road accident statistics in Conisbrough

Quittance's network of professional no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Conisbrough.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Conisbrough are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1186 accidents (1068 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Doncaster local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,237.

What are the Conisbrough work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident data in the Doncaster Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified93
Electric shock0
Machinery related22
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)4
Fall from height (ladder)34
Injured by an animal4
Manual handling111
Physical assault52
Slip, trip, fall same level130
Struck against10
Hit by vehicle11
Hit by falling object74
Trapped under falling object1

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 Quittance’s 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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