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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured people in Holbeach, Lincolnshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. 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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Holbeach road accident claims

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Holbeach's roads because of a careless road user.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Holbeach's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Holbeach

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object or a toxic substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured wrists happening on slippery pavements are also common with street trips having occurred on Marriots Gate and on Fleet Hargate.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by colophony.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Compensation will ease the financial burden on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitors have aided people recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, dioxin poisoning and amputation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Holbeach 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, Holbeach 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 Holbeach, 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

Speak to an expert

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Holbeach?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Holbeach, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to motorbike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to instruct a local Holbeach lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less important as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between £22,660 and £42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Holbeach solicitor reviews

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

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful when contemplating which lawyer to instruct.

Find out more Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Holbeach

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Holbeach are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Incidents in the Holbeach area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A17 and A151 junction and on the A17 and B1168 roundabout.

Our network of skilled no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in getting the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Holbeach.

Holbeach work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work data for the South Holland Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in South Holland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other30
Electricity related1
Machinery related16
Exposed to explosion0
Harmful substance related4
Fall from height4
Injured by an animal1
Manual handling45
Physical assault1
Slip, trip, fall same level54
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle9
Hit by falling object39
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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