Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Dronfield, Derbyshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

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

Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Dronfield's roads due to someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision on Dronfield's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, Quittance's guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dronfield

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on potholes are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Pentland Rd and on Chesterfield Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from workplace cancer to emphysema.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Dronfield 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, Dronfield 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 Dronfield, 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 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

Why Quittance?

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 your solicitors have of winning claims in Dronfield?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Dronfield, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Read Dronfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which lawyer to sign up with.

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The diversity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is considerable.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £48,412 for a very severe ankle injury can range from £29,047 to £41,150.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is less important as cases are typically conducted remotely.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice that has national medical coverage as claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.

What are the road accident statistics in Dronfield

Our network of best of breed injury lawyers have vast experience in securing maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Dronfield.

Accidents involving vehicles in Dronfield are relatively frequent with statistics showing 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 858. Incidents in the Dronfield region in 2013 included car crashes on the A61 and B6057 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6056 and B6057 junction.

What are the Dronfield work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident statistics in the North East Derbyshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in North East Derbyshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified9
Machinery related injury10
0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)3
Fall from height5
Animal related1
Manual handling25
Physical assault4
Slip or trip24
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object13
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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