Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How can we help

Each year, we help injured people in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether liability can be proved.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Road accident claims in Cirencester

Cirencester cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, Quittance's expert guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cirencester

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

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the single most frequent accident at work in Gloucestershire. Slips and trips are sometimes related to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a moving object, a fall from height or an animal related accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on spillages are also common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on High St and on Clarks Hay.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change compensation can make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. Compensation should lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of expert lawyers have for many years aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious include benzene poisoning, paralysis and serious psychiatric harm.

See: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Cirencester 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, Cirencester 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 Cirencester, 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

How do I start a claim?

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Cirencester?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and across the UK, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in personal injury fees between different firms is important for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £26,574 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage might vary from £15,944 to £22,588.

Read more at Compare solicitors quotes

Read Cirencester personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly be instructive when attempting to decide which solicitor to choose.

See Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Cirencester

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Cirencester are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,607. Incidents in Cirencester in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A417 and A429 junction and on the A429 and A419 roundabout.

Our network of professional lawyers are experienced in fighting for maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cirencester.

What are the Cirencester work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident at work information for the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other74
Electricity related2
Machinery related15
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire5
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)4
Fall from height (scaffolding)63
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)22
Lifting and handling injuries141
Physical assault24
Slip or trip144
Struck against18
Struck by moving vehicle14
Struck by object60
Trapped underneath something3

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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