Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Whetstone, Leicestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, whether a child was injured or whether liability can be proved.

Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. 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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Road accident claims in Whetstone

You have the right to claim injury compensation if you were injured on Whetstone's roads due to a negligent road user.

Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Whetstone's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, Quittance's useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Whetstone

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Reported data reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Barnet. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by hand tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place (Barnet local authority) cases for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

More about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the change an injury claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

We fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitors have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Whetstone 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, Whetstone 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 Whetstone, Leicestershire 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

Have you handled many claims in Whetstone?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Whetstone, Leicestershire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to whiplash.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Whetstone?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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 chest injuries could vary between £10,175 and £14,520 (based on 2015 market research).

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Whetstone?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Whetstone

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in obtaining the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Whetstone.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Whetstone are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 8 fatal accidents, 123 serious accidents and 1097 slight accidents in 2013 in Barnet (Total events were 1228 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in the Whetstone area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A1003 and A1110 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1000 and A109 junction.

What are the Whetstone work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness stats for the Barnet Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:

Work accidents in Barnet Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified33
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related5
0
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)1
Fall from height28
Injured by an animal1
Manual handling52
Physical assault28
Slip, trip, fall same level94
Struck against8
Struck by moving vehicle4
Struck by object16
Trapped by something collapsing1

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

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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