Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

Every year, we help injured people in Raunds, Northamptonshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a 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.

  • 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Raunds

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Raunds and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Raunds work accident claims

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a builder or a hairdresser, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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work accident claims

Raunds clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Raunds.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Raunds Occupiers liability injury claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you have been injured in a playground or in a pub, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

Read more:

Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Raunds 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.

Raunds 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 Raunds, Northamptonshire 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Raunds 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:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many Raunds claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Raunds, Northamptonshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Raunds personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to sign up with.

Read Solicitor reviews

The contrast in the amount of fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £16,340 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems might vary from £9,804 to £13,889.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do you need to go with a local solicitor?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not critical as injury cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More on : Do you have a medical centre near me?

What are the road accident statistics in Raunds

Quittance's group of qualified no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Raunds.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Raunds work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work information in the East Northamptonshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported under legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in East Northamptonshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified12
Machinery related injury5
Exposed to fire0
Fall from height7
Injured by an animal1
Lifting22
Physical assault0
Slip, trip, fall same level28
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle4
Struck by object14
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor