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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help injured people in Andover, Hampshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, the location of the injury or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

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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Road accident claims in Andover

Drivers and other road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Andover's roads due to another party's actions.

Whether you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Andover's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we are here to help. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Andover

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded data show that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Hampshire workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Test Valley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Weyhill Rd and on Salisbury Road.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Read more about Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The effect of a serious injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped families affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure and head injuries.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Andover 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, Andover 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 Andover, 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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 experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Andover?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Andover, Hampshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to motorbike accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Andover solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which lawyer to go with.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you have to choose a law firm in Andover?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant awarded £30,416 for severe tinnitus can range from £18,249 to £25,853.

Read more at Compare solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Andover

The panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Andover.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Andover are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Incidents in the Andover area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A303 and A3057 junction and on the single carriageway of the A3093 and A3057 roundabout.

What are the Andover work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness stats for the Test Valley Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Test Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified18
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related5
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height14
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)7
Lifting and carrying37
Physical assault7
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)42
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle8
Struck by object25
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor