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.

How we can help you

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

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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 Duffield

Duffield road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured due to someone else's actions.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Duffield's roads, or were hurt in a collision, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Duffield

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

However your injury occurred, whether you tore a ligament or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Official statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Erewash local authority) litigation for injuries like broken toes occurring on potholes are also common with street trips having happened on Main St and on Alfreton Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to asthma caused by enzymes.

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team understand the vital change a successful claim can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance work hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. The panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Duffield 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, Duffield 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 Duffield, 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

Starting a claim

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 does Quittance have of winning claims in Duffield?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Duffield, Derbyshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Duffield?

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 will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Duffield solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary enormously.

Reading reviews can be revealing if you are trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.

Read Reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a wrist fracture, for example, ranges from £2,860 to £3,850 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Duffield

Road accidents involving vehicles in Duffield are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 858.

Quittance's network of no win, no fee litigators are experienced in securing the highest compensation for people hurt in a car accident in Duffield.

What are the Duffield work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident figures in the Erewash Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Erewash Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other11
Electric shock0
Machinery related7
Fire related1
Exposure to harmful substance1
Fall from height9
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0
Lifting and handling injuries29
Assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by object11
Trapped underneath something0

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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