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.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Edwinstowe road accident claims

All road users in Edwinstowe and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, our team can help. Our guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Edwinstowe

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident happened while working as a delivery driver or a shop worker, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Edwinstowe

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Edwinstowe, including East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Edwinstowe

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you were injured in an office or in a public pool, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury claims

A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include brain injuries or amputations, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Claim serious 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 Edwinstowe, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Edwinstowe 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.

Edwinstowe 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 Edwinstowe, 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.

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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.

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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 Edwinstowe 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 injury claimants in Edwinstowe?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a supermarket or in a bicycle accident.

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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Edwinstowe personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews and word of mouth will help you to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Edwinstowe road accident statistics?

Quittance's panel of accredited legal advisors are experienced in securing maximum settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Edwinstowe.

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Edwinstowe are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1640 road accidents in Nottinghamshire in 2021 (1235 slight accidents, 381 accidents and 24 fatalities). Incidents in the Edwinstowe area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B6030 and B6034 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6075 and B6034 crossroads.

Work accident statistics in Edwinstowe

In Nottinghamshire, there were 678 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

Nottinghamshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other12%
Electrical injury0%
Contact with machinery2%
Fire related1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)0%
Fall from height10%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0%
Lifting and handling injuries21%
Physical attack17%
Slip or trip26%
Struck against0%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Hit by falling object10%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

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.

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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