Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
Every year, we help injured people in Basingstoke, Hampshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able 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 considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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
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 Basingstoke
Basingstoke drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or were involved riding a cycle on Basingstoke's roads, we're here to help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Basingstoke
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Recorded statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hampshire. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on London Street and on Anstey Close.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Quittance recognise the change an injury claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
The panel of specialist solicitors have aided people claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from lung disease to major surgical negligence.
Read more about Catastrophic injury claims
Basingstoke 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, Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke, 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.
The Quittance Team
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have you handled many Basingstoke claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Basingstoke, Hampshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and industrial disease.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Basingstoke?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Will you need a local lawyer?
Going for a local law firm is not so critical as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
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.