Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured claimants in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire and across 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 to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Higham Ferrers

Higham Ferrers drivers and other road users can claim compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Higham Ferrers's roads, we can help. Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Higham Ferrers

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you fractured a bone or developed RSI, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from radiation exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. Our panel of expert lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our panel of specialist lawyers correspond with doctors and the defendant's representatives ensuring people affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious and catastrophic range from cancer to serious pharmaceutical error.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Higham Ferrers 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, Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Take the first steps towards compensation

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Higham Ferrers?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Higham Ferrers personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews can certainly be enlightening when deciding which solicitor to sign up with.

Find out more : Reviews

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Higham Ferrers?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Higham Ferrers

Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorbike accident in Higham Ferrers.

Incidents in the Higham Ferrers region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A6 and A45 roundabout and on the A5001 and A45 roundabout.

Higham Ferrers work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work injury statistics in the East Northamptonshire Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Northamptonshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified12
Machinery related injury5
Exposed to fire0
Fall from height7
Injured by an animal1
Lifting22
Physical assault0
Slip, trip, fall same level28
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle4
Struck by object14
Trapped under falling object0

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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