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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

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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 exceptions?

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:

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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 Louth

Louth drivers and other road users have a right to claim compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Louth

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety data indicate that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like strained muscles suffered on pavement ice are also common with incidents having occurred on Main Rd and on Brackenborough Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team understand the vital difference an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of lawyers work with insurance providers, the legal system and medical providers, helping to ensure people affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis, hydrocarbon poisoning and multiple fractures.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Louth 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, Louth 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 Louth, 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

What should I do next?

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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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Louth?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Louth, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people 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 make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Check Louth personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers can vary enormously.

Reviews can be instructive if you are considering which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Will I need to choose a local Louth legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very relevant as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a firm that provides national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, ranges from £63,360 to £105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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