Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Northampton, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained 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. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Northampton road accident claims
If you are hurt in an accident on Northampton's roads as the result of the behaviour of another driver, you have a right to start a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Northampton's roads, or were hurt in a collision at a junction, our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Northampton
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Recorded data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the Northamptonshire workplace. They are frequently the cause of accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by a falling object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with incidents having occurred on St. Giles St and on Semilong Rd.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than injury compensation. To raise a complaint against Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire.
More about Clinical negligence compensation claim
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to irritant contact dermatitis.
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
Northampton 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, Northampton 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 Northampton, Northamptonshire 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 the process?
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
Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Northampton?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Northampton, Northamptonshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and workplace accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between firms is surprising.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £27,199 for severe shoulder injuries can range from £16,319 to £23,119.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees
Reviews for lawyers in Northampton
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
What are the road accident statistics in Northampton
Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum damages for people hurt in a road accident in Northampton.
Incidents in the Northampton area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4500 and A508 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A5123 and A428 crossroads.
Northampton work accident statistics
The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Northampton Local Authority (2013/14) are published under legislation by the Government as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Northampton Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||12|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||4|
|Fall from height||27|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||124|
|Hit by vehicle||6|
|Struck by object||36|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.