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.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Cheddar, Somerset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were injured 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 (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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:
Cheddar road accident claims
Drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Cheddar's roads due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or have been involved riding a cycle on Cheddar's roads, our expert team can help. This useful guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cheddar
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Official statistics show that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in Somerset and the UK. They are often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on potholes are also quite common with trips having occurred on St. Mary's St and on Bath St.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
More injury claim types
Quittance recognise the critical difference an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided claimants recover compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from cancer to concussion.
Cheddar 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, Cheddar 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 Cheddar, Somerset 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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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How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Cheddar?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Cheddar, Somerset and across the UK, obtain compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people throughout Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents on public transport.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Are Cheddar claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Cheddar personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can differ.
Reviews can certainly be instructive if you are weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.
Read more - Solicitor reviews
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.