Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Nottinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.
Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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:
Nottinghamshire road accident claims
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.
Nottinghamshire work injury claims
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a waiter or a temp worker, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Nottinghamshire medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire public place injury claims
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident happened when travelling on public transport or on council property, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you could be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation
The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation.
By reducing the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, compensation enables claimants to prioritise rehabilitation.
The panel of solicitor firms engage with doctors, insurers and the legal system to make sure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious include chemical burns, amputation and degloving injuries.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Nottinghamshire No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Nottinghamshire injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Nottinghamshire and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Nottinghamshire?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and accidents on the road.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Reviews for lawyers in Nottinghamshire
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Nottinghamshire
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Nottinghamshire are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,533.
The panel of trained road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Nottinghamshire.
Work accident statistics in Nottinghamshire
The latest 2019 accident at work stats in the Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||8|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52|
|Slip or trip||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by object||23|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
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.