Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Burghfield Common, Berkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • 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 reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Burghfield Common

If you suffered an injury on Burghfield Common's roads as the result of a careless driver, you can claim compensation.

It does not matter if you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our team can help. Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Burghfield Common

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a crush injury or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Berkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with slips having happened on the Street and on Basingstoke Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

We fight hard for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Burghfield Common 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, Burghfield Common 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 Burghfield Common, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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 the solicitors have of injury claims in Burghfield Common?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Burghfield Common, Berkshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will you need to go with a local Burghfield Common lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm with national medical coverage as claimants will usually have to attend an independent medical examination.

Comparing injury solicitors in Burghfield Common - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £43,869 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from £26,321 to £37,288.

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What are the road accident statistics in Burghfield Common

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Burghfield Common are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 359.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in getting the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Burghfield Common.

What are the Burghfield Common work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident at work figures in the Wokingham Local Authority (2013/14) collated under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General13
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)4
Fall from height (scaffolding)7
Animal related1
Lifting and handling injuries17
Assault8
Slip, trip, fall same level31
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object7
Trapped underneath something2

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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