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 Quittance can help

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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:

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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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Edwinstowe road accident claims

Road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Edwinstowe's roads because of someone else's negligence.

No matter if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Edwinstowe's roads, or were hurt in a crash, our team can help. Our guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Edwinstowe

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

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Government statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by hand tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Mansfield local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken shoulders happening on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Laurel Avenue and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone 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 make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to raise a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to emphysema.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Edwinstowe 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, Edwinstowe 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 Edwinstowe, 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

How can Quittance 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.

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FAQs

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Edwinstowe?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to road accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Do you need to instruct a local Edwinstowe lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Edwinstowe as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Edwinstowe?

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 offered by different firms.

The contrast in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded £12,059 for mild asthma might vary from £7,235 to £10,250.

Additional reading - Compare solicitors quotes

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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