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.
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 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
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.
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
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
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.
How do I start the process?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||59|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9|
|Hit by object||33|
|Trapped under falling object||1|
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.