Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How can we help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Rugby, Warwickshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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:
Rugby road accident claims
Rugby road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Rugby's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Rugby
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Officially reported figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the Warwickshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Bridget St.
Medical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award. For example, you can contact Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, to raise a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.
More about Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The long-term effect serious injury has will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. By reducing the pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured person, injury compensation allows people to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers engage with insurers, the legal system and medical experts to make sure claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious include lead poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Rugby 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, Rugby 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 Rugby, Warwickshire 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.
Talk to the experts
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of claims in Rugby?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Rugby, Warwickshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Warwickshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Rugby - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will you need a local legal firm?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not relevant as cases are normally run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.
More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor eye injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £3,190 to £7,040 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What are the road accident statistics in Rugby
Our network of proficient no win no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Rugby.
Accidents involving vehicles in Rugby are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 23 fatal accidents, 265 serious accidents and 1656 slight accidents in 2013 in Warwick (Total events were 1944 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261. Accidents in the Rugby region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A426 and A428 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4071 and A428 crossroads.
Work accident statistics in Rugby
The most up to date 2019 accident at work information in the Rugby Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Rugby Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||18|
|Lifting and handling injuries||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.