Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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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Wellingborough road accident claims

You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Wellingborough's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Wellingborough's roads, we're here to help. This useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wellingborough

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a media executive 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 types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like fractured ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with trips having happened recently.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to pesticide poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Wellingborough 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, Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough, 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

Starting 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of winning claims in Wellingborough?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need a local solicitor ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that provides a national network as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you look for when checking Wellingborough solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Wellingborough

Incidents in the Wellingborough region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A509 and A5128 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B572 and A573 junction.

Quittance's panel of certified injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum damages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Wellingborough.

What are the Wellingborough work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the Wellingborough Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified19
Electrical injury0
Machinery related9
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Manual handling37
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall15
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object12

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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