Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
A brief phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Earls Barton road accident claims
You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Earls Barton's roads because of a negligent driver.
Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved in a hit-and-run on Earls Barton's roads, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Earls Barton
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are just looking for answers instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms have helped claimants collect compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and cancer.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Earls Barton 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, Earls Barton 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 Earls Barton, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:Call me back
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What is your track record of winning claims in Earls Barton?
Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants in Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and factory accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will you need a local injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.
However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres as you will usually need to go to a medical examination.
Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
What should be considered when comparing Earls Barton solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.