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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

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 Personal Injury 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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Chipping Sodbury road accident claims

Drivers can claim compensation if they are injured on Chipping Sodbury's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved in a cycling accident, our useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chipping Sodbury

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

Whatever your job is, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK. They are quite often the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by a moving object or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Tormarton Road and on Back Street.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure or answers instead of financial damages. You can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on an injured claimant.

The Quittance team work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs. The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with medical experts, the Courts and insurers ensuring claimants affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Chipping Sodbury 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, Chipping Sodbury 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 Chipping Sodbury, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Our team

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 won many injury claims in Chipping Sodbury?

We are a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 I need to instruct a local Chipping Sodbury solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a company that provides national medical coverage as you will have to attend an independent medical examination.

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £31,080 for loss of hearing in one ear could vary from £18,648 to £26,418.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Solicitor reviews in Chipping Sodbury - What to consider

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

What are the road accident statistics in Chipping Sodbury

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Chipping Sodbury are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 555. Incidents in the Chipping Sodbury region in 2013 included collisions on the roundabout of the A432 and B4060 other junction and on the B4060 and B4059 roundabout.

The panel of specialist no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for optimum damages for people hurt in a road accident in Chipping Sodbury.

Work accident statistics in Chipping Sodbury

The most recent 2019 work injury figures for the South Gloucestershire Local Authority (2013/14) are published under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known40
Electric shock injury0
Contact with machinery10
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and carrying75
Physical assault10
Slip or trip80
Struck against12
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object44
Trapped under falling object3

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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