Making a personal injury compensation claim
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Mexborough, South Yorkshire and across the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
How did your injury happen?
The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.
Can I make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- 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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.
A short 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 Online Claim Checker.
Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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:
Mexborough road accident claims
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Mexborough are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 751 road accidents in Doncaster in 2021 (559 slight accidents, 185 accidents and 7 fatalities).
All road users in Mexborough and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, this guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to get started.
Work accident claims in Mexborough
In 2021, there were 347 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Doncaster, based on official records.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Doncaster||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||24%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Hit by falling object||14%|
|Trapped under falling object||0%|
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident happened while working as a hairdresser or a vehicle technician, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Mexborough
When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Mexborough, including Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Mexborough
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether your accident occurred on a loose paving stone on a footpath or in an office, and another party was to blame, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Serious injury compensation
Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.
A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Mexborough and cross the UK.
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- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
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Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Mexborough?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured at your workplace or in a public place.
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.
Mexborough injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.
Online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.