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.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Every year, we help injured people in Welton, Lincolnshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.

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

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

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

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:

Calculate compensation

Road accident claims in Welton

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury riding a bike, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our team are here. Ourroad accident claim guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Welton work injury claims

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a scaffolder or a vet, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Welton medical negligence claims

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want answers instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Welton public place accidents

Whether your accident happened in a supermarket or in a park, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Compensation for serious injuries

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to pleural thickening.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Welton No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Welton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Welton, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Welton and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of winning claims in Welton?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Welton, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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.

Do I need to go with a local legal firm?

Going for a local solicitor is less critical as injury cases are normally run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides medical facilities near Welton as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a local medical centre?

Comparing Welton personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for mesothelioma could vary between £56,650 and £101,750 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Welton

The panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in achieving the best awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Welton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Welton are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,211.

Work accident statistics in Welton

The latest 2019 work injury stats for the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General73
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)11
Fall from height41
Animal related (e.g. livestock)5
Manual handling106
Physical assault12
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)115
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object51
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor