Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

Every year, we help injured people in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able 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. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Lincoln road accident claims

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Lincoln 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.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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work accident claims in Lincoln

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

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 scaffolder or a motorcycle courier, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Lincoln

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 clinic or NHS trust responsible for Lincoln.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Lincoln

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether your accident occurred in a gymnasium or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury claims

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like head, brain and spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Lincoln, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Lincoln 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.

Lincoln 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 Lincoln, 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.

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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.

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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 Lincoln 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

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many injury claimants in Lincoln?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Lincoln and Lincolnshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured at work, in a car accident or as a result of a missed diagnosis.

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.

Lincoln injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Lincoln road accident statistics?

Our group of certified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Lincoln.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Lincoln are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire in 2021 (1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatalities). Incidents in the Lincoln area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A57 and B1273 junction and on the B1273 and B1398 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Lincoln

In Lincoln, there were 125 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

Work accidents in Lincoln (HSE)Reported Injuries
General12%
Electricity related1%
Contact with machinery4%
Exposed to explosion0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)2%
Fall from height (ladder)6%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0%
Lifting and handling injuries31%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)24%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object11%
Trapped underneath something0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator