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

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

How can we help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether liability can be proved.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Mansfield road accident claims

If you are injured on Mansfield's roads due to a careless road user, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

No matter if you were hurt in a crash, or were injured as a pedestrian on Mansfield's roads, we're here to help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Mansfield

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

HSE data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by another person, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Mansfield local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken arms happening on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Southwell Rd West and on Carter Lane.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. Damages will lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Mansfield 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, Mansfield 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 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Mansfield?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient 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 you need to choose a local Mansfield lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is less important as cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre in or near Mansfield?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Mansfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can be informative when mulling over which lawyer to work with.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Mansfield

Accidents involving all vehicles in Mansfield are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. Accidents in Mansfield in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A6117 and A60 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6009 and B6033 junction.

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Mansfield.

What are the Mansfield work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident data for the Mansfield Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Mansfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other12
Electrical injury0
Contact with machinery2
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)0
Fall from height10
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0
Lifting and handling injuries22
Physical attack18
Slip or trip27
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by falling object10
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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