Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How can we help
Each year, we help injured people in Rutland and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Rutland road accident claims
Road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Rutland's roads due to another party's negligence.
Whether you were injured riding a cycle on Rutland's roads, or have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, our road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Rutland
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in the East Midlands in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent trips having happened recently.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to vibration white finger.
More injury claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a major impact on an injured person. By relieving the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation helps them to focus on recovery. The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning and brain tumours.
Rutland 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, Rutland 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 Rutland 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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
What is your track record of winning claims in Rutland?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Rutland and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Rutland seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to building site accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.
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.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What should be considered when checking Rutland solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
What are the road accident statistics in Rutland
The panel of expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Rutland.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Rutland are quite common with a total of 115 accidents (100 slight accidents, 12 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Rutland local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 117.
What are the Rutland work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 accident at work stats in the South Kesteven Local Authority (2013/14) are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||16|
|Injured by an animal||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||48|
|Slip, trip or fall||52|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||24|
|Trapped under falling object||2|
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.