No Win, No Fee injury compensation

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

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

What happened?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I have a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

Read more:

Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Atherstone

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Atherstone are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1132 road accidents in Warwickshire in 2021 (894 slight accidents, 216 accidents and 22 fatalities).

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Atherstone and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team can help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Atherstone work accident claims

There were 0 fatalities and 602 other work accidents in Warwickshire in 2021.

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a roofer or a lifeguard, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Atherstone?

HSE-reported Warwickshire work accidentsReported Injuries
Unspecified11%
Machinery related injury9%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level26%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object12%

Atherstone clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Atherstone, including Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Atherstone public place accident claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether your accident occurred when travelling on public transport or on council property, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

Read more:

Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Atherstone and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Atherstone?

Whether you live in Atherstone, Warwickshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred at your place of work, in a car crash or in a public place we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Atherstone injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor