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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
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.
Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to Vibration White Finger.
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.
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.
Your questions answered
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
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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.
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|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||8|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52|
|Slip or trip||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by object||23|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
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.