Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Sandiacre, Derbyshire and across the UK get 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 (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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 Sandiacre

Sandiacre road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or have been involved riding a cycle on Sandiacre's roads, our expert team can help. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sandiacre

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Tamworth Rd and on College St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to organophosphate exposure.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Sandiacre 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, Sandiacre 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 Sandiacre, Derbyshire 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

Your questions answered

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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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many Sandiacre claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps people in Sandiacre, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, 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.

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Sandiacre?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will I need to select a local Sandiacre solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly critical as cases can be conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical examination.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Sandiacre

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sandiacre are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 858. Accidents in Sandiacre in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A52 and B6003 roundabout and on the roundabout of the A6007 and B6003 mini-roundabout.

Our network of injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Sandiacre.

Sandiacre work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident stats in the Erewash Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Erewash Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other11
Electric shock0
Machinery related7
Fire related1
Exposure to harmful substance1
Fall from height9
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0
Lifting and handling injuries29
Assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by object11
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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