Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

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

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Each year, we help injured people in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in Gainsborough

Drivers have a right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Gainsborough's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Gainsborough's roads, Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Gainsborough

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported figures show that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a falling object, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. Our network of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist solicitor firms correspond with doctors and health professionals, Courts and insurers, helping to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from asbestosis to serious pharmaceutical error.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Gainsborough 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, Gainsborough 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 Gainsborough, Lincolnshire 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Gainsborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning solicitors that helps people in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to pedestrian accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient 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.

Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is less critical as injury cases are usually run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near Gainsborough as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is considerable.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded £7,249 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke might vary from £4,349 to £6,161.

More information How to compare personal injury fees

Check Gainsborough solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.

Find out more - Quittance reviews

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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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