Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured claimants in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- 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 other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether causation can be established.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Road accident claims in Cheltenham
Cheltenham drivers and other road users can start a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's carelessness.
No matter if you have been involved riding a cycle on Cheltenham's roads, or were hurt in a collision at a junction, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cheltenham
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Reported data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised legs occurring on pavement ice are also common with trips having happened on Hatherley Rd and on Gloucester Rd.
When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want answers instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a formal complaint against Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Trust HQ, Alexandra House, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
The Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on a claimant and their dependants. By limiting the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms have aided people recover damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include dioxin poisoning, back injuries and deep vein thrombosis.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Cheltenham 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, Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 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.
Free, no obligation 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
What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Cheltenham?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and accidents at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Solicitor reviews in Cheltenham - What to consider
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do I need to go with a local injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not critical as cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as you will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious hand injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £23,430 to £50,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
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.