Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Eastwood road accident claims
If you were hurt on Eastwood's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or were involved as a pedestrian, this useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Eastwood
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 you do for a living, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
When a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Find out more: Medical negligence claims
Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to irritant contact dermatitis.
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. By reducing the stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim helps claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of law firms have helped families receive damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include chemical poisoning, paralysis and serious pharmaceutical error.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Eastwood 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, Eastwood 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 Eastwood, 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.
Advice and help
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have you handled many Eastwood claims?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and workplace accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Eastwood?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The disparity in the level of success fees charged by lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £31,082 for loss of hearing in one ear could vary from £18,649 to £26,420.
Reviews for solicitors in Eastwood
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
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.