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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Bursledon, Hampshire and throughout the UK get 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 (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or where the injury occurred.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us 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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Bursledon road accident claims

Road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Bursledon's roads due to someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you were involved in a hit-and-run on Bursledon's roads, or were hurt in a collision, we can assist. Quittance's expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bursledon

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 accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident in the Hampshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred on Weston Lane and on Station Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to severely injured claimants. By relieving the stress severe injury places on a claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables claimants to concentrate on their recovery.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years helped people affected by major accidents. Injuries which are considered to be serious include cerebral palsy and degloving injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bursledon 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, Bursledon 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 Bursledon, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

Our specialist solicitors have 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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FAQs

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Bursledon?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Bursledon, Hampshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Finding the right personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bursledon - Tips for comparing firms

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

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 serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes, for example, ranges from ?7,755 to ?11,110 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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 Quittance’s 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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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