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.

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 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 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.

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?

Horncastle road accident claims

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.

It does not matter 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.

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Claim road accident compensation

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.

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.

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Work accident compensation claims

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.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

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.

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Claim public place accident compensation

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.

Read more:

Serious injury compensation

Horncastle 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.

Horncastle 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 Horncastle, Lincolnshire 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 Horncastle 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

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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

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator