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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured claimants in Bracknell, Berkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

If you have been hurt 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 exceptions?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Bracknell

Bracknell cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Bracknell's roads, we can assist. This guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bracknell

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes forerunner to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Bracknell Forest local authority) accident claims injuries like broken collarbones sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Priestwood Square and on Oakmede Place.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

More about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing effect on an injured person. A claim should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of lawyers work with the legal system and medical practitioners ensuring families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious range from lung disease to deep vein thrombosis.

More about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bracknell 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, Bracknell 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 Bracknell, Berkshire 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 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Bracknell?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Bracknell, Berkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Comparing Bracknell personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Will you need to choose a local lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not especially important as injury cases can be handled by phone and email.

You will need to select a company that has a national network as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.

What are the road accident statistics in Bracknell

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bracknell are relatively common with a total of 278 accidents (250 slight accidents, 26 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bracknell Forest local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 256. Accidents in Bracknell in 2013 included collisions on the A322 and A3095 roundabout and on the A329 and A322 roundabout.

Our network of proficient litigators have years of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Bracknell.

Bracknell work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures for the Bracknell Forest Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Bracknell Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other11
Electrical injury0
Machinery related injury2
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)6
Fall from height11
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries31
Physical attack2
Slip or trip43
Struck against1
Hit by vehicle4
Hit by falling object7

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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