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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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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Sheffield road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Sheffield's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision, this expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sheffield

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

However your injury occurred, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Government data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident at work in South Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Norfolk Row and on Angel Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an injured person and their family.

By limiting the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on recovery. The panel of solicitors for many years have aided families affected by major accidents.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Sheffield 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, Sheffield 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Sheffield?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants across South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to go with and which considerations are most important to you.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Are Sheffield claimants restricted to only local law firms?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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 network of medical professionals.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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