Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Louth, Lincolnshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether a minor was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
A brief phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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 Louth
All road users in Louth and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about making a claim.
work accident claims in Louth
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident happened while working as a roofer or a personal trainer, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Louth
Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Louth, including Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Louth
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether your accident happened on council-maintained land or on a wet floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
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 Louth, and across the UK.
Louth 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.
Louth 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 Louth, 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.
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.
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 Louth 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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if you can claim
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Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Louth?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Louth, Lincolnshire, 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 during a negligent medical procedure or at your place of work.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Louth injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.
Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
What are Louth road accident statistics?
Our network of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Louth.
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Louth are relatively common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire. There were 1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatal accidents in 2021.
What are the work accident statistics in Louth?
In Lincolnshire, there were 287 non-fatal work accidents and 0.3 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|Work accidents in Lincolnshire (HSE)||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%|
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*
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?
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.