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If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

How were you injured?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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Am I entitled to make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Stamford road accident claims

Road accidents in Stamford are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 2002 road accidents in Lincolnshire (1387 slight accidents, 575 accidents and 40 fatalities).

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Stamford, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision, this guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Stamford work accident claims

There were 1 fatalities and 783 other work accidents in Lincolnshire in 2021.

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a scaffolder or a waiter, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Stamford?

Work accidents in Lincolnshire (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other11%
Machinery related injury5%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)2%
Fall from height (scaffolding)8%
Injured by an animal2%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical assault2%
Slip, trip or fall27%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object13%
Trapped under falling object1%

Stamford clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Stamford.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Stamford public place injury claims

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether your accident happened in a public pool or on a wet floor at a supermarket, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Compensation for serious injuries

A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Stamford and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Stamford?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Stamford, Lincolnshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured because of a coworker's negligence or in a public park.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Stamford injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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.

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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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator