Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
Each year, we help injured people in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and across the UK. We can help you claim your compensation too.
How did your injury occur?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the location of the injury.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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:
Rotherham road accident claims
Road accidents in Rotherham are reasonably common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 491 road accidents in Rotherham in 2021, including 351 slight accidents, 127 accidents and 13 fatal accidents. Incidents in Rotherham in 2013 included crashes on the A630 and A6021 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A630 and A6123 junction.
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
Whether you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or have been involved riding a bike, our useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.
Rotherham work injury claims
In Rotherham, there were 217 non-fatal work accidents and 0.85 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|Work accidents in Rotherham (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||27%|
|Slip or trip||25%|
|Hit by vehicle||3%|
|Hit by falling object||10%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
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.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a roofer or a personal trainer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Rotherham medical negligence claims
When someone suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Rotherham, including The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham).
Rotherham occupiers liability accident claims
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether your accident occurred at an airport or on a footpath, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Rotherham and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Rotherham?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured on public transport or during a negligent medical procedure we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Rotherham solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.