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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Mexborough, South Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

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 exceptions?

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:

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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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Mexborough road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Mexborough's roads because of another party's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on Mexborough's roads, 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Mexborough

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Government figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South Yorkshire. They are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Doncaster local authority) cases for injuries like fractured wrists sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with recent slips having happened on Pym Rd and on Main Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to make a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

More about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to farmers lung.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Mexborough 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, Mexborough 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 Mexborough, South Yorkshire 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

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Have the solicitors handled many Mexborough claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Mexborough, South Yorkshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to motorbike accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury 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.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Mexborough?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medicals 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.

Mexborough personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

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The disparity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £4,371 for a severe thumb dislocation could conceivably vary from £2,623 to £3,715.

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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.

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.

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