Have you been 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.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.
A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Swadlincote
Drivers and other road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Swadlincote's roads because of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter if you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, this road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Swadlincote
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like bruised legs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major impact on a claimant and their family. Our network of lawyers work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Quittance's network of solicitor firms communicate with medical experts, insurance companies and the other side's legal representatives to make sure people affected by severe accidents get the support they need.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Swadlincote 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, Swadlincote 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 Swadlincote, Derbyshire 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.
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
What is your track record of injury claims in Swadlincote?
Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to injuries sustained at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward 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.
Swadlincote solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Researching online reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Swadlincote?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
The difference in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises prospective claimants.
As an example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £65,763 for a serious back injury could vary from £39,458 to £55,899.
Additional reading How much can you claim?
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.