Our Personal Injury Services
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Every year, we help injured people in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they need to fund their recovery.
How did your injury happen?
Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.
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.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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
Road accidents in Sleaford are relatively common. Government data reveals there were 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire in 2021, including 1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatalities. 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.
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were the victim of a hit-and-run driver, our expert team are here. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.
Sleaford work injury claims
Per 100,000 workers, there were 287 non-fatal work accidents and 0.3 fatalities in Lincolnshire in 2021.
|Work accidents in Lincolnshire (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||1%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||24%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||5%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
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 were injured or became ill working as a waiter or a garage mechanic, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Sleaford medical negligence claims
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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Sleaford, including Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire).
Sleaford public place injury claims
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you were hurt in a supermarket or on a public highway, and another party caused your injury, you could be able to claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Sleaford and cross the UK.
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- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Sleaford?
Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and across the country.
Whether you have been injured in a car or motorbike accident or in public we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.
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 injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.