Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Kettering, Northamptonshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the location of the injury.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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:
Road accident claims in Kettering
Kettering road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's actions.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Kettering's roads, the Quittance useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kettering
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a teacher injured at school, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Government figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Lower Street and on Grange Place.
When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you only want closure or answers instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to chromium related illnesses.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim
Kettering 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, Kettering 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 Kettering, Northamptonshire 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.
We are here to help
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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How much experience do you have of claims in Kettering?
We are a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Kettering, Northamptonshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and slips and trips at work.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Are Kettering claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Kettering?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £19,271 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could vary from £11,563 to £16,380.
Further reading : Get a personal injury quote
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.