Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I 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 to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Stocksbridge road accident claims
You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you are injured in an accident on Stocksbridge's roads as the result of the actions of another road user.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Stocksbridge's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we can assist. Quittance's expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stocksbridge
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or a teacher injured at school, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to vibration white finger.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
Quittance recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Stocksbridge 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, Stocksbridge 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 Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire 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.
We are here to help
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
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Stocksbridge?
Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Stocksbridge solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Researching online reviews can be helpful if you are considering which solicitor to act for you.
Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews
Are Stocksbridge claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
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.