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

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

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured people in Cowes, Isle of Wight and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a 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 points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also 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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Cowes road accident claims

If you are involved in an accident and injured on Cowes's roads due to a negligent road user, you are entitled to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cowes

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Government figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Isle Of Wight and the UK in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Isle of Wight local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken toes happening on tripping on a street are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Well Rd and on Terminus Road.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Isle Of Wight NHS Trust, for example, you can write to St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant, compensation allows individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms engage with medical professionals, the legal system and insurance providers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Cowes 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, Cowes 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 Cowes, Isle of Wight 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

Our specialist solicitors have 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

Has Quittance handled many Cowes claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Cowes, the Isle of Wight and across the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout the Isle of Wight seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Finding the right personal injury solicitor

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Do you need to go with a local Cowes lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as injury cases can be handled by phone and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Cowes as claimants will need to go to a medical exam.

The variation in success fees charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?8,645 for a fractured index finger can range from ?5,187 to ?7,348.

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What should be considered when checking Cowes solicitor reviews?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

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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 Quittance’s 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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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