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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How Quittance can help

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

Can I make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether liability can be proved.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Road accident claims in Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car collision on Mablethorpe's roads, we are here to help. This expert guide explains how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Mablethorpe

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to emphysema.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference a successful claim can make to seriously injured claimants.

By reducing the pressure a serious injury puts on a claimant, a compensation claim enables individuals to concentrate on recovery. The panel of law firms have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Mablethorpe 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, Mablethorpe 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 Mablethorpe, 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

We can 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Mablethorpe?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not critical as cases are conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

More on : What is the process for attending a medical?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious back injury could vary between £59,950 and £71,500 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Comparing Mablethorpe personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Mablethorpe

Our group of accredited road traffic accident solicitors have decades of experience in getting optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Mablethorpe.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Mablethorpe are relatively frequent. 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 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.

What are the Mablethorpe work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident at work information in the East Lindsey Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

RIDAGGR 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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