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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Cotgrave

If you are injured in an accident on Cotgrave's roads as the result of a careless driver, you are entitled to claim injury compensation.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Cotgrave's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we're here to help. Our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cotgrave

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded figures expose the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire. They are frequently forerunner to injuries classified under another heading like being struck by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken arms sustained on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Radcliffe on Trent and on Main Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to make a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim should ease the financial load on a claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Cotgrave 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, Cotgrave 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 Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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

Have you handled many claims in Cotgrave?

Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Comparing injury solicitors in Cotgrave - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The difference in the amount of personal injury fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £91,805 for severe arm injuries can range from £55,083 to £78,034.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

What are the road accident statistics in Cotgrave

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Cotgrave are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the highest damages for people injured in a road accident in Cotgrave.

Work accident statistics in Cotgrave

The most recent 2019 work accident stats in the Rushcliffe Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other14
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related injury0
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)0
Fall from height5
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting18
Physical attack1
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by falling object10

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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