Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help injured claimants in Wombwell, South Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or 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 various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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:
Wombwell road accident claims
You have a right to claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Wombwell's roads as the result of another road user's carelessness.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Wombwell's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wombwell
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.
More claim types
We recognise the critical difference an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants.
By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured claimant, a successful claim enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors work with the other side's legal representatives and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure claimants impacted by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held to be serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning and spinal cord damage.
Wombwell 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, Wombwell 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 Wombwell, South Yorkshire 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.
How we can help
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:
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Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many claims in Wombwell?
We are a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Wombwell, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and accidents in the workplace.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as convenient 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.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.
What should you consider when checking Wombwell solicitor reviews?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
What are the road accident statistics in Wombwell
The panel of no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for the highest damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Wombwell.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Wombwell are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 8 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 567 slight accidents in 2013 in Barnsley (Total events were 648 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 832.
Wombwell work accident statistics
The latest 2019 work injury data for the Barnsley Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Barnsley Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||0|
|Fall from height||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||68|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||70|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8|
|Hit by falling object||26|
|Trapped under falling object||4|
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.