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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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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Grimsby road accident claims

Grimsby cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can make a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car accident on Grimsby's roads, this road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

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.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

HSE statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Lincolnshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by another person or a drowning accident. Public place (North East Lincolnshire local authority) legal claims for injuries like sprained ankles occurring on potholes are also common with recent trips having occurred on Victoria Street and on Ripon St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to latex allergy.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by severe injury.

By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, compensation enables claimants to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have aided families collect compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, mesothelioma and neck injuries.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Grimsby 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, Grimsby 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 Grimsby, 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

We can help

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 your solicitors have of handling claims in Grimsby?

Quittance is a national network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will I need to go with a local Grimsby lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as injury cases are normally handled remotely.

You will need to choose a firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More on : Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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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