Personal injury claims help and support
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped injured claimants in Lincolnshire and across the UK get the compensation they need.
How did your injury occur?
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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:
Lincolnshire road accident claims
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Lincolnshire are reasonably common. Government data indicates there were 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire in 2021; 1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatalities.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Lincolnshire, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury riding a bike, we're here to help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.
Lincolnshire work accident claims
In Lincolnshire, there were 287 non-fatal work accidents and 0.3 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|HSE-reported work accidents in Lincolnshire||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6%|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1%|
|Exposure to toxic substance||1%|
|Fall from height||6%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1%|
|Lifting and carrying||28%|
|Slip, trip or fall||32%|
|Hit by vehicle||0%|
|Struck by object||6%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
You may be entitled to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a paramedic or a vehicle technician, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.
Lincolnshire clinical negligence claims
When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire Occupiers liability injury claims
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you were injured on a wet floor at a supermarket or on an uneven pavement, and another party caused your injury, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury claims
Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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 Lincolnshire and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Lincolnshire?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Lincolnshire, the East Midlands, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured due to a manager's negligence, in a car accident or in a supermarket.
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.
Lincolnshire solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.