Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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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Wirksworth road accident claims

You have a right to claim compensation if you are injured on Wirksworth's roads because of another driver's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision on Wirksworth's roads, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, the Quittance useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wirksworth

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

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Read more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to toluene exposure.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the change a compensation claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, an injury claim enables them to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have aided claimants receive compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious range from neck injuries to deep vein thrombosis.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Wirksworth 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, Wirksworth 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 Wirksworth, Derbyshire 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

Caring and sensitive support

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 Quittance's track record of injury claims in Wirksworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Will you need to go with a local Wirksworth legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near Wirksworth as claimants will usually need to attend a medical examination.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Read Wirksworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ considerably.

Reading reviews can be instructive when considering which solicitor to work with.

See Reviews

The variation in success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £32,603 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from £19,562 to £27,713.

Read more at Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Wirksworth

Accidents involving all vehicles in Wirksworth are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.

Our network of professional road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting maximum settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Wirksworth.

Work accident statistics in Wirksworth

The most recent 2019 accident data in the Amber Valley Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General23
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury12
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)0
Fall from height (ladder)21
Injured by an animal1
Lifting57
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level39
Struck against12
Hit by vehicle8
Hit by falling object25
Trapped underneath something1

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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