Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

We're here to help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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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Grimsby road accident claims

All road users in Grimsby and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car accident, This road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Grimsby

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether your accident happened while working as an electrician or a care assistant, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Grimsby

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Grimsby.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Grimsby

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident happened when travelling by train or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, and another party caused your injury, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is an injury that leads to life-changing disability or requires long-term treatment and recovery. Serious injuries include brain injuries or amputations, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

Read more:

Claim serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Grimsby, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Grimsby No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Grimsby injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Grimsby and cross the UK.

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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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Grimsby?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured in public or in a bicycle accident we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Grimsby solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Grimsby road accident statistics?

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Grimsby.

Accidents on Grimsby's roads are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 404 road accidents in North East Lincolnshire in 2021, including 340 slight accidents, 63 accidents and 1 fatalities. Accidents in the Grimsby area in 2013 included collisions on the A46 and A1243 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A16 and A46 crossroads.

Work accident statistics in Grimsby

There were 0 fatalities and 165 other work accidents in North East Lincolnshire in 2021.

North East Lincolnshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Reported13%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related injury6%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)1%
Fall from height (ladder)7%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Manual handling23%
Physical attack4%
Slip, trip, fall same level33%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

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.

Read more:

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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator