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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help injured people in Bromyard, Herefordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether causation can be established.

Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Bromyard road accident claims

You can make a claim for compensation if you have been injured on Bromyard's roads as the result of a negligent road user.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash, or were injured in a motorcycle accident on Bromyard's roads, our guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bromyard

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Longley Green and on Bringsty Common.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. For example, you can write to The County Hospital, Union Walk, Hereford, Herefordshire, to make a complaint against Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team understand the change an injury claim makes to severely injured claimants. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with doctors, insurers and the Courts to make sure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the support they need. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, chemical poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bromyard 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, Bromyard 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 Bromyard, Herefordshire 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 the process?

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

Have you handled many Bromyard claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Bromyard, Herefordshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants in Herefordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on public transport.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What should you consider when comparing Bromyard solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I need a local Bromyard legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will be expected to attend a medical exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Bromyard

Quittance's group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have years of experience in securing the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Bromyard.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bromyard are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,690.

What are the Bromyard work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident stats in the Herefordshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Herefordshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified34
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)3
Machinery related injury11
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)1
Fall from height32
Animal related3
Lifting and handling injuries38
Assault16
Slip, trip, fall same level65
Struck against11
Hit by vehicle2
Hit by object31
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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