Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Every year, we help injured claimants in Glossop, Derbyshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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).

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Glossop road accident claims

You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you are injured in an accident on Glossop's roads because of another road user's negligence.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved riding a cycle on Glossop's roads, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Glossop

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

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crash or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Recorded figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips and trips are often connected to accidents attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on Winster Mews and on Market Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have is recognised by the Courts when calculating a claim. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents.

More about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Glossop 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, Glossop 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 Glossop, Derbyshire 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

Helping people like you

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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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Glossop?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Glossop, Derbyshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including whiplash and factory accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be enlightening when deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more Quittance reviews

Will I need to go with a local Glossop solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near Glossop as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do I have to attend a medical?

The diversity in the amount of personal injury fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £25,949 for serious foot injuries could conceivably vary from £15,569 to £22,056.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Glossop

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Glossop are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in getting optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Glossop.

Glossop work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the High Peak Local Authority (2013/14) are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in High Peak Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other8
Machinery related8
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0
Exposed to fire1
Exposure to harmful substance1
Fall from height6
Animal related0
Lifting and carrying21
Assault2
Slip or trip32
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object7
Trapped under falling object1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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