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

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

Every year, we help injured people in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

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

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

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on 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.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Sheffield road accident claims

All road users in Sheffield and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision, our expert guide explains what you need to do to start aroad accident claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Sheffield

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident happened while working as a carpenter or a police officer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Sheffield

When a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Sheffield.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Sheffield

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

Whether your accident occurred on a footpath or when travelling by train, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

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

Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Sheffield, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Sheffield No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Sheffield injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Sheffield and cross the UK.

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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Sheffield?

Whether you live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or bike accident, whilst doing your job or due to medical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Sheffield solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Sheffield road accident statistics?

Quittance's group of expert injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining maximum damages for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Sheffield.

Accidents on Sheffield's roads are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 956 road accidents in Sheffield in 2021 (721 slight accidents, 222 accidents and 13 fatal accidents). Accidents in Sheffield in 2013 included crashes on the A61 and A621 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B6073 and A61 crossroads.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Sheffield?

In 2021, there were 384 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Sheffield.

Sheffield work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other13%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related6%
Explosion related0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0%
Manual handling24%
Physical assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level26%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object12%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

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.

Read more:

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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?

Chris Salmon, Director

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Chris Salmon, Director