Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How we can help
Each year, we help injured people in Northamptonshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
A brief phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Road accident claims in Northamptonshire
You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you are injured in an accident on Northamptonshire's roads because of the actions of another driver.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash, or were involved riding a cycle on Northamptonshire's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Northamptonshire
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Recorded figures show that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury in the East Midlands workplace. They are quite often lead to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or a river drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened in the local area.
Legal advisors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to people affected by serious injury. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to achieve compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs.
Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Northamptonshire 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, Northamptonshire 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 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.
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
Have you won many injury claims in Northamptonshire?
Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and workplace accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
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.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations 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.
Northamptonshire personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors can vary.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which lawyer to work with.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
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.