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.
How we can help you
We have helped injured people in Bridport, Dorset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
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:
Bridport road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Bridport's roads as the result of another driver's negligence.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, our team can help. Our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bridport
Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Health and Safety statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Dorset workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place (West Dorset local authority) accident claims injuries like pulled muscles sustained on spillages are also common with pavement trips having happened on Preston Rd.
Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you just want closure rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset.
For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
The impact a serious injury has will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating a claim. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.
For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Bridport 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, Bridport 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 Bridport, Dorset 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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
Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Bridport?
We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Bridport, Dorset and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Dorset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and workplace accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Will I need a local solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm with a national network as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Solicitor reviews in Bridport - What to consider
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Bridport
Quittance's network of no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Bridport.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bridport are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,276. Incidents in Bridport in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A35 and B3157 roundabout and on the A35 and A3066 roundabout.
Work accident statistics in Bridport
The latest 2019 accident at work information in the West Dorset Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Dorset Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2|
|Fall from height||11|
|Injured by an animal||6|
|Lifting and carrying||34|
|Slip or trip||38|
|Hit by vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.