Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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Every year, we help injured people in Daventry, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Daventry road accident claims

Drivers can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Daventry's roads because of another party's actions.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Daventry's roads, our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Daventry

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Government figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a moving object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as strained muscles occurring on raised flagstones are also common with street falls having happened on Sheaf St and on Edinburgh Square.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to asthma caused by latex.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term impact serious injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when determining what a claim is worth.

A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of solicitors have for many years aided claimants impacted by major accidents.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Daventry 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, Daventry 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 Daventry, 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

Talk to the experts

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 injury claims in Daventry?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Daventry, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Are Daventry claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

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 medical network.

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

Solicitor reviews in Daventry - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Daventry

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting maximum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Daventry.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Daventry work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident at work data for the Daventry Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Daventry Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General27
Machinery related6
Exposed to explosion0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting39
Physical assault9
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)59
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle9
Hit by object33
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 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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