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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in East Leake, Nottinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill 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 exceptions?

Yes. In reality, 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 a child was injured.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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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East Leake road accident claims

Drivers and other road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on East Leake's roads due to another party's carelessness.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, our expert team are here. The Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in East Leake

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

No matter what your job is - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related illness to emphysema.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

East Leake 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, East Leake 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 East Leake, Nottinghamshire 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 choose us for your 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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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in East Leake?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in East Leake, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Will I need to select a local East Leake solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very important as injury cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a law firm with a national network as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe toe injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £11,110 to £17,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in East Leake

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different 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 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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