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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured claimants in Lincolnshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

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

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else 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 claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. 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

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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Lincolnshire road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Lincolnshire's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Lincolnshire's roads, we're here to help. The Quittance road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lincolnshire

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Reported figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in East Midlands. Slips and trips are often the cause of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a falling object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (East Lindsey local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken arms happening on pavement ice are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Witham Rd and on Clarence Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team understand the critical difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance work for compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Lincolnshire 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, Lincolnshire 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 Lincolnshire 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

How can Quittance 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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Lincolnshire?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Lincolnshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Lincolnshire?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will you need to go with a local Lincolnshire legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What are the road accident statistics in Lincolnshire

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Lincolnshire are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115.

Quittance's network of expert legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Lincolnshire.

Work accident statistics in Lincolnshire

The most recent 2019 accident stats for the East Lindsey Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in East Lindsey Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other25
Electricity related0
Machinery related injury11
1
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Exposure to toxic substance2
Fall from height11
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Lifting and carrying53
Assault5
Slip, trip or fall60
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle0
Struck by object12
Crushed 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.

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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