Have you been 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.
You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Horncastle, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK. We can help you claim the compensation you need to fund your recovery.
How did your injury occur?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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.
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:
Horncastle road accident claims
Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Horncastle are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire in 2021 (1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatal accidents).
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Horncastle and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or were hurt as a pedestrian, our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Horncastle
In 2021, there were 783 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Lincolnshire.
|Lincolnshire work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6%|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1%|
|Exposure to toxic substance||1%|
|Fall from height||6%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1%|
|Lifting and carrying||28%|
|Slip, trip or fall||32%|
|Hit by vehicle||0%|
|Struck by object||6%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
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.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a site labourer or a landscape gardener, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Horncastle
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Horncastle.
Public place accidents claims in Horncastle
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether you were hurt on public transport or in a gymnasium, and another party caused your injury, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.
Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Horncastle and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Horncastle?
Whether you live in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a bicycle accident or in a supermarket we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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.
Horncastle solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.