Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Penistone, South Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. 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:
Road accident claims in Penistone
Penistone cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of another party's negligence.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we're here to help. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Penistone
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire. They are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Manchester Road and on Johnson Street.
When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
You can raise a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.
We fight for the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of expert solicitors have helped claimants claim compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include lead poisoning, brain tumours and deep vein thrombosis.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Penistone 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, Penistone 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 Penistone, South Yorkshire 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
Has Quittance handled many Penistone claims?
We are a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Penistone, South Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people in South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Penistone solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers vary considerably.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from £42,460 to £67,925 (based on 2015 market data).
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.