Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 Scunthorpe

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

It does not matter whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help. The Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Scunthorpe

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

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

HSE data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (North Lincolnshire local authority) accident claims injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement cracks are also common with recent slips having happened on Old Brumby Street and on Doncaster Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to vibration white finger.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Scunthorpe 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, Scunthorpe 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 Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire 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

Free, no obligation advice

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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Scunthorpe?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and motorbike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Will I need to go with a local Scunthorpe legal firm ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly important as injury cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Scunthorpe personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Scunthorpe

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Scunthorpe are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 778 accidents (668 slight accidents, 105 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 805. 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.

Quittance's panel of skilled solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Scunthorpe.

What are the Scunthorpe work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident information for the North Lincolnshire Local Authority (2013/14) are published under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in North Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported42
Electrical injury0
Machinery related injury17
Fire related (e.g. burns)3
Harmful substance related6
Fall from height29
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting61
Physical assault18
Slip, trip, fall same level69
Struck against11
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object40
Crushed by something collapsing0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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