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, we can help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

Check my claim online

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

Calculate my injury compensation

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:

Calculate my claim

Eastwood road accident claims

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Eastwood, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or were involved as a pedestrian, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

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.

Whether you were injured while working as a doctor or a warehouse worker, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Eastwood

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Eastwood.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in Eastwood

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether your accident happened when travelling on public transport or at a leisure centre, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

Read more:

Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation

Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

Read more:

Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Eastwood, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Eastwood No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Eastwood injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Eastwood and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Eastwood injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt as a result of a missed diagnosis or on the road, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Eastwood solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Eastwood road accident statistics?

Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Eastwood.

Accidents on Eastwood's roads are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 1640 road accidents in Nottinghamshire in 2021; 1235 slight accidents, 381 accidents and 24 fatalities.

Eastwood work accident statistics

In Nottinghamshire, there were 678 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

HSE-reported work accidents in NottinghamshireReported Injuries
Undetermined8%
Electrical injury1%
Machinery related injury2%
Exposure to harmful substance0%
Fall from height5%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Lifting and handling injuries31%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall32%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object12%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator