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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Retford, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • 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 practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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 Retford

Drivers are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Retford's roads due to another party's negligence.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision on Retford's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Retford

Have you been injured at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place accidents

Reported figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists experienced on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Portland Place and on Ollerton Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to siderosis.

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major impact on an affected individual and their family. A successful claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Retford 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, Retford 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 Retford, 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

How we can help

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

Has Quittance handled many Retford claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Retford, Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy 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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Retford?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Comparing injury solicitors in Retford - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The variation in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by a claimant awarded £79,217 for mesothelioma can range from £47,530 to £67,334.

See - How much compensation can you claim?

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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