Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
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 Personal 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:
West Bridgford road accident claims
If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on West Bridgford's roads because of the actions of another road user, you are entitled to start a claim for compensation.
Regardless of whether you were injured as a pedestrian on West Bridgford's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in West Bridgford
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Government statistics reveal that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. They are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by hand tools in use or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Nottingham local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred recently.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to raise a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to organophosphate exposure.
West Bridgford 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, West Bridgford 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 West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire 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.
The Quittance Team
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 you have of claims in West Bridgford?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and industrial disease.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
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.
West Bridgford solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which solicitor to select.
Read Quittance reviews
Are West Bridgford claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.