Making a personal injury compensation claim

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Every year, we help injured claimants in Glossop, Derbyshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they need.

What caused your injury?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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Am I entitled to make 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).

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

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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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Glossop road accident claims

Road accidents in Glossop are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 1607 road accidents in Derbyshire in 2021 (1229 slight accidents, 352 accidents and 26 fatalities).

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Glossop and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

whether you were hurt in a car crash, or have been involved riding a bike, our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Glossop work accident claims

In 2021, there were 682 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other9%
Machinery related9%
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0%
Exposed to fire1%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related0%
Lifting and carrying23%
Assault2%
Slip or trip35%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped under falling object1%

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

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as an agency worker or a personal trainer, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

Glossop clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Glossop.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Glossop Occupiers liability injury claims

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

Whether you have been injured on a footpath or at an airport, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic 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 my solicitor's office in person?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Glossop and cross the UK.

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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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Glossop?

Whether you live in Glossop, Derbyshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred as a result of a missed diagnosis or in a car collision we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Glossop personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor