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.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

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:

How much can I claim?

Heanor road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

It does not matter whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car crash, we can assist. Our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Heanor work injury claims

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a chef or a care home worker, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Heanor medical negligence claims

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

Heanor public place accidents

Whether your accident happened in a supermarket or in a car park, and a third party caused your accident, you could be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Serious injury compensation

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 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.

Heanor 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 Heanor, Derbyshire 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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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 Heanor 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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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
General23
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury12
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)0
Fall from height (ladder)21
Injured by an animal1
Lifting57
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level39
Struck against12
Hit by vehicle8
Hit by falling object25
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor