Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured people in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Shirebrook road accident claims
Road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been injured on Shirebrook's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision at a junction, this useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Shirebrook
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Official data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent accident at work in Derbyshire in 2014/15. They are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Laurel Avenue and on High St.
When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could make a formal complaint if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a formal complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to welders lung.
Shirebrook 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, Shirebrook 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 Shirebrook, 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.
We are Quittance Legal Services
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is your track record of injury claims in Shirebrook?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and accidents on public transport.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Injury lawyer reviews in Shirebrook - What to consider
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Do you need to instruct a local lawyer?
The location of a firm is not particularly critical as cases are normally run remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
The variation in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £91,830 for severe arm injuries can vary from £55,098 to £78,056.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.