Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
We have helped injured people in Towcester, Northamptonshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
A brief phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Towcester
Road users may be able to claim compensation if they are injured on Towcester's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Towcester's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, we can help you take action. The Quittance guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Towcester
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the single most common accident at work in Northamptonshire. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened in the area.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to toluene exposure.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
The long-term impact serious injury can have will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. Compensation should lessen the financial load on an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped claimants affected by major accidents.
Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Towcester 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, Towcester 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 Towcester, 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.
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Towcester?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Towcester, Northamptonshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and cycling accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Read Towcester personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Online reviews can be a good place to start when weighing up which lawyer to act for you.
Read Solicitor reviews
Do you need to choose a local Towcester injury lawyer?
The location of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.
However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.
More on - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
What are the road accident statistics in Towcester
Quittance's network of professional legal advisors are experienced in getting maximum damages for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Towcester.
Further information: Road accident compensation claim
Towcester work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 work injury statistics in the South Northamptonshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in South Northamptonshire Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||1|
|Fall from height||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1|
|Slip or trip||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.