Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have 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 points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Sleaford
Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to claim compensation if they are injured on Sleaford's roads because of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, our expert team are here. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sleaford
Have you been injured at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Official figures underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related accident. Public place (North Kesteven local authority) cases for injuries like sprained arms suffered on slippery pavements are also common with recent falls having happened on London Road and on High St.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Legal advisors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.
More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Sleaford 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, Sleaford 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 Sleaford, 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.
What should I do next?
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
Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many claims in Sleaford?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to public place accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Sleaford solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly help build a picture when mulling over which solicitor to act for you.
Are Sleaford claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
What are the road accident statistics in Sleaford
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sleaford are relatively frequent with statistics showing 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 3,115. Accidents in Sleaford in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A15 and A17 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A153 and A17 junction.
Our group of professional no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Sleaford.
Sleaford work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 accident at work information in the North Kesteven Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in North Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Struck by object||8|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.