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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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

Can I make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or when the date of knowledge was.

Speak to an 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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Road accident claims in Desborough

Desborough drivers and other road users have a right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's actions.

It does not matter if you were involved riding a cycle on Desborough's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help. This guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Desborough

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Northamptonshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Kettering local authority) legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on obstructed pathways are also common with pothole trips having happened on Lower Street and on Grange Place.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure as opposed to a compensation award. You can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesothelioma to asthma caused by grain.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Desborough 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, Desborough 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 Desborough, 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

Speak to an expert

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 you have of injury claims in Desborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Desborough, Northamptonshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Read Desborough personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can be revealing when mulling over which solicitor to act for you.

See - Quittance reviews

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Desborough?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Desborough

The panel of professional litigators have a wealth of experience in getting maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Desborough.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Desborough work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident information for the Kettering Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Kettering Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known24
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury7
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)12
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries38
Physical assault4
Slip, trip, fall same level46
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by falling object17
Trapped under falling object2

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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