Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

How were you injured?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

New Mills road accident claims

Official 2021 data recorded 1607 road accidents in Derbyshire. 1229 slight accidents, 352 accidents and 26 fatalities occurred on Derbyshire's roads in 2021.

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in New Mills, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

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

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Work accident claims in New Mills

In 2021, there were 682 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Derbyshire, based on official records.

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

Whether you were injured while working as a plumber or a security guard, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in New Mills?

Work accidents in Derbyshire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other9%
Machinery related9%
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0%
Exposed to fire1%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related0%
Lifting and carrying23%
Assault2%
Slip or trip35%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped under falling object1%

Clinical negligence claims in New Mills

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for New Mills, including Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in New Mills

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether you have been injured when travelling by train or on an uneven pavement, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 New Mills and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many New Mills injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in New Mills, Derbyshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt due to your employer's negligence or as a result of a missed diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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 personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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.

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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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator