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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

Every year, we help injured claimants in Cinderford, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able 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 points to consider?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Cinderford road accident claims

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Cinderford

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a retail worker or a hospital porter, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Cinderford

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Cinderford, including 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire).

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Public place injury claims in Cinderford

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident occurred in a car park or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation claims

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

Read more:

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Cinderford, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Cinderford No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Cinderford injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Cinderford, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Cinderford and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Cinderford?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Cinderford, Gloucestershire and across the country.

Whether you have been injured at work or in a supermarket we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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.

Cinderford solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Cinderford road accident statistics?

The panel of qualified injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Cinderford.

Government data indicates there were 990 road accidents in Gloucestershire in 2021; 665 slight accidents, 301 accidents and 24 fatalities. Accidents in the Cinderford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A4151 and B4226 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4136 and A4151 junction.

What are the work accident statistics in Cinderford?

There were 1 fatalities and 510 other work accidents in Gloucestershire in 2021.

HSE-reported work accidents in GloucestershireReported Injuries
Undefined13%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related injury7%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1%
Fall from height6%
Injured by an animal1%
Lifting and carrying26%
Physical assault8%
Slip, trip, fall same level24%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle4%
Struck by object8%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator