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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Clevedon, Somerset and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Clevedon road accident claims

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Clevedon's roads because of another road user's carelessness.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on Clevedon's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our expert team are here. The Quittance expert guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Clevedon

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in North Somerset and the UK as a whole. They are frequently forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken arms happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on Old St and on Old Church Road.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel 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 are just looking for closure instead of injury compensation. You can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The effect of a serious injury will be understood by the Courts when working out compensation. Quittance's team work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors work with insurers, the legal system and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Clevedon 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, Clevedon 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 Clevedon, Somerset 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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Clevedon?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Clevedon, Somerset and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Clevedon?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

What are the road accident statistics in Clevedon

Accidents involving all vehicles in Clevedon are common with a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 509. Incidents in the Clevedon region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B3130 and B3133 junction and on the M5 and B3133 roundabout.

Quittance's network of certified road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Clevedon.

Work accident statistics in Clevedon

The most recent 2019 accident at work information in the North Somerset Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known25
Electricity related0
Machinery related7
0
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)2
Fall from height (scaffolding)14
Injured by an animal1
Lifting52
Physical assault8
Slip, trip or fall57
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object27
Trapped under falling object0

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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