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

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

How can we help

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Cinderford road accident claims

Drivers are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Cinderford's roads due to someone else's negligence.

No matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Cinderford's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, the Quittance guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident 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.

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Recorded data reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with street falls having happened on Farm Rd and on Dockham Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes 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 the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The effect of a serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

A successful claim should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors have aided families recover damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, concussion and radiation exposure.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Cinderford 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, Cinderford 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 Cinderford, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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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FAQs

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Cinderford?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Cinderford, Gloucestershire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean making a 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.

Are Cinderford claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 medical network.

Solicitor reviews in Cinderford - What to look for

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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 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.

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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