Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Derbyshire, Derbyshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

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 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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Derbyshire road accident claims

You have the right to claim injury compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Derbyshire's roads due to another road user's behaviour.

Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Derbyshire's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Derbyshire

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East Midlands. They are often forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised backs sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Scarthin and on Main Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The long-term impact of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts when calculating what a claim is worth. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have helped families recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, serious psychiatric harm and chemical burns.

More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Derbyshire 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, Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire, Derbyshire 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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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FAQs

Has Quittance handled many Derbyshire claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Derbyshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to pedestrian accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you

Selecting the best personal injury lawyer for your legal case is your most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.

How do you make sure you select the most appropriate one to pursue compensation for you?

Injury lawyer reviews in Derbyshire - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?79,206 for mesothelioma could conceivably vary from ?47,524 to ?67,325.

Read more at How much compensation can you claim?

Are Derbyshire claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

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

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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 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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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