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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Leek, Staffordshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Road accident claims in Leek

You can make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Leek's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Leek's roads, or were hurt in a car collision, our team can help. Our guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Leek

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whatever your job is, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like facial scarring experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street trips having occurred on New St and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers instead of injury compensation. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to acute silicosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Leek 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, Leek 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 Leek, Staffordshire 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Leek?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Leek, Staffordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What should you consider when checking Leek solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will you need to select a local Leek lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a firm that has a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

What are the road accident statistics in Leek

Quittance's panel of professional injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Leek.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Leek are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Leek area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A523 and A53 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A53 and A520 crossroads.

Work accident statistics in Leek

The latest 2019 work accident stats for the Staffordshire Moorlands Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Staffordshire Moorlands Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other13
Electrical injury0
Machinery related4
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical assault17
Slip, trip or fall32
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object9
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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