Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

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

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.

A brief phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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

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:

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Aldershot road accident claims

If you are injured in an accident on Aldershot's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour, you can start a claim for compensation.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian on Aldershot's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Aldershot

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Safety figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Hampshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by tools in use, a fall from height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Rushmoor local authority) claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street falls having happened on Church Rd and in Wellington Centre.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants.

We fight hard for compensation for major injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms engage with medical providers and the other side's legal representatives to make sure claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy, chronic pain and eye injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Aldershot 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, Aldershot 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 Aldershot, Hampshire 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

How can Quittance 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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FAQs

How much experience do you have of claims in Aldershot?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Aldershot, Hampshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to instruct a local injury lawyer?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very important as injury cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will need to go to an independent medical examination.

More - Do you have a medical centre in or near Aldershot?

Aldershot personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

Read more Quittance reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator