Were you 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.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Corby, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Corby road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were hurt on Corby's roads due to the actions of another road user.

Whether you were hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Corby's roads, our expert team are here. Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Corby

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Recorded data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or an asphyxiation accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened on Alexandra Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have for many years helped families impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error, chemical burns and brain tumours.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Corby 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, Corby 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 Corby, Northamptonshire 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

Helping people like you

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Corby?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Corby, Northamptonshire and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants in Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and road accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Do you need to choose a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not critical as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will need to go to a medical assessment.

Corby solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which lawyer to go with.

Find out more : Quittance reviews

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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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