Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Grantham, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.
A short phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Grantham
Drivers, pedestrians and riders can claim compensation if they are injured on Grantham's roads as the result of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or were involved in a motorbike accident, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Grantham
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to irritant contact dermatitis.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining a claim. Damages should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
The panel of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious and catastrophic range from multiple fractures to amputation.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Grantham 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, Grantham 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 Grantham, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of claims in Grantham?
We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Grantham, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and pedestrian accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Do you need to choose a local lawyer?
Going for a local solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are typically conducted by phone and email.
You will need to select a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to go to a medical examination.
Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?
Read Grantham personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online reviews can be informative when mulling over which solicitor to choose.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between £22,660 and £42,460 (based on 2015 market research).
What are the road accident statistics in Grantham
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Grantham are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the Grantham region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A52 and A607 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A52 and A1 junction.
Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for the best awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Grantham.
What are the Grantham work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work injury information for the South Kesteven Local Authority (2013/14) collated under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||16|
|Injured by an animal||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||48|
|Slip, trip or fall||52|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||24|
|Trapped under falling object||2|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.