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

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in New Mills, Derbyshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a minor was injured.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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New Mills road accident claims

You should be able to claim compensation if you suffered an injury on New Mills's roads due to a careless driver.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on New Mills's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in New Mills

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you injured your back or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported data show that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries categorised as something else like being hit by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained arms occurring on potholes are also common with recent incidents having happened on Torr Top Street and on Spinner Bottom.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We understand the critical change compensation makes to severely injured claimants. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables them to prioritise their recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitors correspond with medical experts, insurers and the Courts ensuring families affected by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries considered to be serious and catastrophic include spinal cord damage, asbestosis and deep vein thrombosis.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

New Mills 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, New Mills 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 New Mills, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

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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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in New Mills?

Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in New Mills, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

New Mills solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

See Quittance reviews

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £63,360 to £105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you need to select a local New Mills lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not so important as cases are usually run remotely.

However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near New Mills as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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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