Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Every year, we help injured people in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. 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 Uttoxeter
You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Uttoxeter's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour.
Whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Uttoxeter's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, the Quittance road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Uttoxeter
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
HSE figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by material under pressure or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on pavement cracks are also common with slips and trips having happened in the area.
Legal advisors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to siderosis (welders lung).
Further information: Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an affected individual. By limiting the financial stress severe injury puts on a claimant and their family, an injury claim enables people to concentrate on recovery.
The panel of solicitors have helped families collect compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from brain tumours to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Uttoxeter 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, Uttoxeter 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 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire 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.
How do I start a claim?
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
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Uttoxeter?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and bike accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Do I need to select a local Uttoxeter legal firm?
The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near Uttoxeter as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
More details - Will I have to attend a medical?
The difference in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is surprising.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £81,029 for deafness might vary from £48,617 to £68,874.
Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Comparing injury solicitors in Uttoxeter - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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.