Were you 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.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bordon, 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 other considerations?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Bordon road accident claims
Drivers are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Bordon's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, our team can help. Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bordon
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work in Hampshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Liphook Rd and in Bordon Shopping Centre.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. To make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on a claimant.
We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families collect damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning, serious psychiatric harm and paralysis.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Bordon 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, Bordon 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 Bordon, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Bordon?
Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bordon, Hampshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to accidents on public transport.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
Will you need a local Bordon legal firm?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially relevant as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to go to a medical exam.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for work-related upper limb disorders, for example, ranges from £17,710 to £18,700 (based on 2015 market data).
What should you look for when checking Bordon solicitor reviews?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Bordon
Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in securing the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Bordon.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bordon are quite common. Government statistics reveal 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in the Bordon area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A325 and B3002 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B3004 and B3002 junction.
What are the Bordon work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work injury statistics in the East Hampshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in East Hampshire Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Machinery related injury||2|
|Exposure to toxic substance||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2|
|Slip, trip or fall||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||4|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
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.