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

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:

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.

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

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 compensation

Road accident claims in Sutton In Ashfield

Sutton In Ashfield drivers and other road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured because of someone else's negligence.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Sutton In Ashfield's roads, 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sutton in Ashfield

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire. They are often connected to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken toes sustained on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to solvent exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured person, a claim helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Our network of lawyers have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Sutton in Ashfield No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Sutton in Ashfield injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Sutton in Ashfield?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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.

Check Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Will you need a local lawyer?

The location of a solicitor is not relevant as cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as claimants will usually need to go to a medical exam.

More - Do you have a medical centre near me?

What are the road accident statistics in Sutton in Ashfield

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sutton In Ashfield are reasonably common with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. 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.

Quittance's panel of qualified no win, no fee litigators are experienced in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Sutton In Ashfield.

Sutton In Ashfield work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work information for the Ashfield Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Electric shock3
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1
Fall from height10
Injured by an animal3
Lifting and carrying40
Physical attack12
Slip, trip or fall52
Struck against5
Hit by vehicle6
Struck by object21
Crushed by something collapsing3

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

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor