Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Ripley, Derbyshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Ripley

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Ripley's roads due to another party's negligence.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Ripley's roads, our expert team are here. Quittance's road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ripley

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a fall from height or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Amber Valley local authority) cases for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on raised kerb stones are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Ripley Rd and on Market Place.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from chemical poisoning to silicosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of a serious injury will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating a claim.

A claim should lessen the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors communicate with the legal system and medical experts to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include amputation, eye injuries and chemical burns.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Ripley 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, Ripley 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 Ripley, Derbyshire 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

Advice and 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Ripley?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Ripley, Derbyshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to accidents at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Will I need to go with a local Ripley injury lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not important as cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Ripley

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the level of success fees between lawyers is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant awarded £12,958 for serious shoulder injuries could vary from £7,775 to £11,014.

See Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Ripley

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ripley are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858. Accidents in the Ripley area in 2013 included crashes on the A610 and A38 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6441 and A610 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of specialist injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Ripley.

Work accident statistics in Ripley

The most recent 2019 work accident figures for the Amber Valley Local Authority (2013/14) reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:

Work accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General23
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury12
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)0
Fall from height (ladder)21
Injured by an animal1
Lifting57
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level39
Struck against12
Hit by vehicle8
Hit by falling object25
Trapped underneath something1

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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