Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Rushden, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, where the injury occurred or whether causation can be established.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Rushden

If you are hurt on Rushden's roads because of the carelessness of another driver, you have the right to claim compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, our specialist team can help. The Quittance road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Rushden

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often related to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Eaton Walk.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a compensation claim enables claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms correspond with Courts, insurance companies and medical practitioners ensuring claimants affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Rushden 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, Rushden 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 Rushden, Northamptonshire 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

Speak to an expert

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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FAQs

Has Quittance handled many Rushden claims?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Rushden, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Do I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not particularly critical as cases are normally conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical exam.

More - Will I have to attend a medical?

Comparing injury solicitors in Rushden - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is vast

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £17,882 for loss of taste could vary from £10,729 to £15,199.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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