Our Personal Injury Services

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Each year, we help injured people in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and across the UK claim compensation for their injuries.

How did your injury occur?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

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

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time 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.

Read more:

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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.

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

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:

Calculate my claim

Road accident claims in Sutton in Ashfield

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Sutton in Ashfield are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1640 road accidents in Nottinghamshire in 2021 (1235 slight accidents, 381 accidents and 24 fatal accidents). Incidents in the Sutton In Ashfield area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A38 and B6023 junction and on the single carriageway of the A38 and B6018 crossroads.

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

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, this guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

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Road accident compensation claims

Sutton in Ashfield work accident claims

In Nottinghamshire, there were 678 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

Work accidents in Nottinghamshire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined15%
Electric shock2%
Machinery related1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1%
Fall from height5%
Injured by an animal2%
Lifting and carrying22%
Physical attack6%
Slip, trip or fall28%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle3%
Struck by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing2%

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a doctor or an electrician, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident claims

Sutton in Ashfield clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness 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 Sutton in Ashfield.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Sutton in Ashfield public place accident claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were hurt in a playground or on a wet floor at a supermarket, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to start an injury claim.

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

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include head or spinal injuries, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

Read more:

Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

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

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

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 Sutton in Ashfield 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:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many Sutton in Ashfield injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt because of a coworker's negligence, in a car collision or as a result of a missed diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Sutton in Ashfield 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 help you to choose the best solicitor 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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor