Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured claimants in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Radcliffe On Trent

You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Radcliffe On Trent's roads due to another road user's behaviour.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, this guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Radcliffe on Trent

You may be eligible 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 plasterer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to injuries categorised as something else such as being struck by a moving object or a harmful substance accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on Radcliffe on Trent and on Main Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to vibration white finger.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The effect of a serious injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining injury compensation. Damages should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of law firms have helped people collect compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include asbestos-related disease, brain tumours and deep vein thrombosis.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Radcliffe on Trent 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, Radcliffe on Trent 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 Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Speak to an expert

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Radcliffe on Trent?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Check Radcliffe On Trent personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive when considering which lawyer to go with.

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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 serious hand injuries, for example, ranges from £23,430 to £50,050 (based on 2015 market data).

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near Radcliffe On Trent as claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What are the road accident statistics in Radcliffe on Trent

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Radcliffe On Trent are relatively frequent with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Our network of proficient no win no fee solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Radcliffe On Trent.

Work accident statistics in Radcliffe On Trent

The most recent 2019 injury and illness data in the Rushcliffe Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other14
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related injury0
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)0
Fall from height5
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting18
Physical attack1
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by falling object10

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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