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.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Horncastle, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • 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. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

Talk to an 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 Instant 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

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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Horncastle road accident claims

Road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Horncastle's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Horncastle

Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

However your injury occurred, whether you tore a ligament or inhaled toxic fumes, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related accident. Public place (East Lindsey local authority) claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on pavement ice are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Market Place and on East Road.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to latex allergy.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical difference compensation makes to severely injured claimants. Our network of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of law firms for many years have aided people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to hydrocarbon poisoning.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Horncastle 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, Horncastle 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 Horncastle, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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 is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Horncastle?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Horncastle, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from road accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Read Horncastle personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which lawyer to go with.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

Do you need a local Horncastle solicitor ?

The location of a firm is less critical as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of fees charged by firms is a material consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £37,063 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery might vary from £22,238 to £31,503.

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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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