Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Thrapston, Northamptonshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether a child was injured or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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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.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Thrapston

You have a right to claim compensation if you are injured on Thrapston's roads due to the negligence of another road user.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Thrapston's roads, we're here to help. Our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Thrapston

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive data expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by another person, a fall from height or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like facial scarring happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with street falls having occurred recently.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We understand the difference injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Damages will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have aided people claim compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include lung cancer and amputation.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Thrapston 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, Thrapston 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 Thrapston, Northamptonshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Speak to an expert

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.

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FAQs

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Thrapston?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Thrapston, Northamptonshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and part-time worker injuries.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Are Thrapston claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors is enormous.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £78,304 for a severe foot injury might vary from £46,982 to £66,558.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Comparing injury solicitors in Thrapston - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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