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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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 at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

Speak 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 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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Hucknall road accident claims

You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you suffered an injury on Hucknall's roads because of the negligence of another road user.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Hucknall's roads, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, the Quittance road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hucknall

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 bricklayer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Official statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the Nottinghamshire workplace. They are quite often the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments occurring on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened recently.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by enzymes.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the critical difference a successful claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim allows individuals to focus on their rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors communicate with medical professionals, insurance companies and Courts to make sure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

More about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Hucknall 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, Hucknall 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 Hucknall, Nottinghamshire 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

Why Quittance?

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Hucknall?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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.

Will I need a local Hucknall injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not very relevant as cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a company that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

See - Do I have to attend a medical?

The difference in the level of success fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,668 for displaced metatarsal fractures can range from £9,401 to £13,317.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Hucknall personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Online reviews can be instructive when mulling over which solicitor to choose.

Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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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