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

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.

Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor 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.

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 Ruddington

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Ruddington, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were involved as a pedestrian, our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Work accident claims in Ruddington

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Clinical negligence claims in Ruddington

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Public place accidents in Ruddington

Whether you have been injured in a public park or in a supermarket, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be entitled to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

Other injury claims in Ruddington

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when calculating compensation.

We work to achieve compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs.

The panel of law firms correspond with insurers and the legal system to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from head injuries to major surgical negligence.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Ruddington 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.

Ruddington 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 Ruddington, Nottinghamshire 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 Ruddington 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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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Ruddington?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Comparing Ruddington personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will you need to choose a local lawyer?

The location of the solicitors office is not so critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm with national medical centres as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator