Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:
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:
Market Rasen road accident claims
If you are injured on Market Rasen's roads because of another driver's carelessness, you should be able to start a claim for compensation.
It does not matter whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help. This useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Market Rasen
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
However your injury occurred, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure or answers instead of injury compensation. To make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The impact of serious injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when working out compensation.
By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim enables claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families recover damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to cerebral palsy.
Further information: Serious injury compensation claims
Market Rasen 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, Market Rasen 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 Market Rasen, 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.
How do I start the process?
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of claims in Market Rasen?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Market Rasen solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are trying to decide which solicitor to go with.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in Market Rasen
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Market Rasen are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.
Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Market Rasen.
Market Rasen work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures for the West Lindsey Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in West Lindsey Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mtbe related illnesses)||1|
|Fall from height||13|
|Injured by an animal||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||21|
|Slip or trip||22|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Hit by falling object||8|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.
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.