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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an 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

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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Ilkeston road accident claims

Ilkeston road users can claim injury compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Ilkeston's roads, the Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ilkeston

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

No matter what your employment status, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. To make a formal complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Read more about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from radiation exposure to dioxin poisoning.

Read more about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The lasting effect of serious injury is understood by the Courts when they are working out a claim.

By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers engage with the Courts, doctors and insurance companies ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Ilkeston 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, Ilkeston 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 Ilkeston, Derbyshire 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

Your questions answered

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

Have you handled many claims in Ilkeston?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that assists people in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Ilkeston personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can certainly be revealing if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

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The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £3,375 for a wrist fracture could vary from £2,025 to £2,869.

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Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

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What are the road accident statistics in Ilkeston

Accidents involving all vehicles in Ilkeston are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 858. Incidents in the Ilkeston area in 2013 included crashes on the A609 and A6007 roundabout and on the A609 and A6096 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the highest awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Ilkeston.

Work accident statistics in Ilkeston

The most recent 2019 work accident statistics in the Broxtowe Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under regulations by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined9
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury2
Exposure to harmful substance0
Fall from height6
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries34
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall35
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by object13
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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