Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Heanor, Derbyshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the location of the injury.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Heanor road accident claims
You should be able to claim injury compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Heanor's roads as the result of a negligent driver.
It does not matter whether you have been involved as a pedestrian on Heanor's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we can assist. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Heanor
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you slipped a disc or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently the cause of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability claims for injuries like sprained wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also common with recent falls having happened on High St and on Heanor Rd.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to farmers lung.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
Heanor 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, Heanor 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 Heanor, 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.
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 is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Heanor?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Heanor, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Do I need to instruct a local injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not critical as cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a company that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to attend a medical exam.
Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?
Injury lawyer reviews in Heanor - What to look for
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
The disparity in the amount of fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises claimants.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £55,211 for severe complex regional pain syndrome might vary from £33,126 to £46,929.
Further reading Compare solicitors
What are the road accident statistics in Heanor
Quittance's network of best of breed no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Heanor.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Heanor are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 858.
What are the Heanor work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident figures in the Amber Valley Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|Work accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||12|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||39|
|Hit by vehicle||8|
|Hit by falling object||25|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
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.