Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Matlock, Derbyshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I 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 at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Road accident claims in Matlock
Matlock cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision on Matlock's roads, Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Matlock
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (North East Derbyshire local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on tripping on a street are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on a claimant. The panel of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs.
For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Matlock 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, Matlock 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 Matlock, Derbyshire 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 a claim?
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
Has Quittance handled many Matlock claims?
Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists people injured in Matlock, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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 Matlock solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which solicitor to work with.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
Do you have to choose a law firm in Matlock?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals 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.
The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is vast
As an example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £8,386 for moderate shoulder injuries might vary from £5,032 to £7,128.
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.