Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured people in South Normanton, 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 knowledge') 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. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in South Normanton

You can make a claim for compensation if you are hurt on South Normanton's roads because of a negligent driver.

It does not matter if you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash on South Normanton's roads, our specialist team can help. This road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in South Normanton

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Derbyshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken toes suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Priestsic Road and on Leamington Drive.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse 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 make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to toluene exposure.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

South Normanton 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, South Normanton 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 South Normanton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Get answers

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many claims in South Normanton?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that assists claimants in South Normanton, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to public place accidents.

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

Read South Normanton personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor to select.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not critical as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a company with national medical coverage as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

More details : Do you have a medical centre in or near South Normanton?

What are the road accident statistics in South Normanton

Quittance's group of professional injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving maximum awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in South Normanton.

Road accidents involving vehicles in South Normanton are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 858. Accidents in the South Normanton region in 2013 included crashes on the A38 and M1 roundabout and on the A38 and B6019 roundabout.

South Normanton work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident information in the Ashfield Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined27
Electric shock3
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1
Fall from height10
Injured by an animal3
Lifting and carrying40
Physical attack12
Slip, trip or fall52
Struck against5
Hit by vehicle6
Struck by object21
Crushed by something collapsing3

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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