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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Doncaster

Doncaster road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are injured because of another party's actions.

Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car collision on Doncaster's roads, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Doncaster

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Medical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers instead of injury compensation. You can write to Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, for example, to make a complaint against Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured claimant, a compensation claim helps people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of expert solicitor firms engage with medical experts and Courts ensuring families impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious include amputation, eye injuries and bowel cancer.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Doncaster 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, Doncaster 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 Doncaster, South Yorkshire 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Doncaster?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to accidents in the office.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

In most cases a claim can take several months to complete. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

The disparity in the level of personal injury fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?4,197 for a broken tibia or fibula can range from ?2,518 to ?3,567.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to go with a local Doncaster legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not so critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a law firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

What should you look for when comparing Doncaster solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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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