Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
We have helped injured people in Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Thorpe Hesley road accident claims
Thorpe Hesley road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run on Thorpe Hesley's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, the Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Thorpe Hesley
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever your job, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in South Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on poorly maintained roads are also common with recent slips having happened in the local area.
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to PCB exposure.
More about Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
Quittance understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of people affected by severe injury. By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, an injury claim allows people to concentrate on their rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of law firms have helped claimants collect compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include chemical poisoning and neck injuries.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Thorpe Hesley 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, Thorpe Hesley 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 Thorpe Hesley, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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
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Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Thorpe Hesley?
We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Read Thorpe Hesley personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.
Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.
Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a 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.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Thorpe Hesley
Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers are experienced in getting maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Thorpe Hesley.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Thorpe Hesley are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 7 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1303 slight accidents in 2013 in Sheffield (Total events were 1472 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,665. Accidents in the Thorpe Hesley area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the slip road of the M1 and A629 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A629 and B6087 junction.
Thorpe Hesley work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident data for the Sheffield Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||9|
|Fall from height (ladder)||51|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||169|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8|
|Struck by object||78|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2|
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.