Our Personal Injury Services

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

How did your injury happen?

Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.

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Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Scunthorpe

Road accidents in Scunthorpe are quite common. Government data indicates there were 441 road accidents in North Lincolnshire in 2021; 345 slight accidents, 89 accidents and 7 fatalities. Accidents in the Scunthorpe area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A159 and B1450 crossroads and on the A1077 and A1029 roundabout.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Scunthorpe and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help. Our guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Scunthorpe work accident claims

In 2021, there were 239 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in North Lincolnshire.

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a roofer or a hairdresser, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Scunthorpe work accidents?

Work accidents in North Lincolnshire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Reported14%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related injury5%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Harmful substance related2%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting20%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip, fall same level22%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle4%
Struck by object13%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Scunthorpe clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Scunthorpe, including Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire).

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Scunthorpe public place accident claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether you have been injured in a public park or when travelling on public transport, and a third party was responsible, you may be able to claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Scunthorpe and cross the UK.

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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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Scunthorpe?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured at work or in a public park.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Scunthorpe personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Online reviews and word of mouth can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor