Personal injury solicitors

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

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

How did your injury occur?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic 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).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

Read more:

Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Rothwell

Vehicle accidents in Rothwell are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1317 road accidents in Northamptonshire in 2021, including 911 slight accidents, 377 accidents and 29 fatal accidents. Accidents in the Rothwell region in 2013 included collisions on the A639 and B6481 roundabout and on the A639 and M1 roundabout.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Rothwell, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Rothwell work accident claims

In Northamptonshire, there were 907 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a mechanic or a chef, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Rothwell work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in NorthamptonshireReported Injuries
General14%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related3%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical attack6%
Slip, trip, fall same level27%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object8%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Rothwell clinical negligence claims

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Rothwell.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Rothwell public place accident claims

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident happened in a gymnasium or in a hotel, you may be able to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Rothwell and cross the UK.

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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 helped many injury claimants in Rothwell?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Rothwell and West Yorkshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a supermarket or whilst doing your job.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Rothwell injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor