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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help you

Each year, we help injured claimants in Southwell, Nottinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Southwell road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Southwell's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident on Southwell's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, this road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Southwell

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Government data show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or an electrocution accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles happening on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to Vibration White Finger.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are working out how much compensation to pay. By relieving the pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their family, compensation enables people to prioritise rehabilitation. The panel of solicitors have helped people receive compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, chemical poisoning and degloving injuries.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Southwell 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, Southwell 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 Southwell, Nottinghamshire 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

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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Southwell?

We are a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Southwell, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Southwell?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Comparing Southwell personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The disparity in the amount of fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £11,889 for serious thumb injuries might vary from £7,133 to £10,105.

See How much can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Southwell

The panel of knowledgeable injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Southwell.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Southwell are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Work accident statistics in Southwell

The most up to date 2019 accident statistics for the Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (2013/14) reported under regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General23
Electricity related0
Machinery related13
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)8
Fall from height (scaffolding)12
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and handling injuries52
Physical assault12
Slip or trip48
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle7
Hit by object23
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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