Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Crowthorne, Berkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Crowthorne road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Crowthorne's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

No matter if you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Crowthorne's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, we're here to help. This road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Crowthorne

Have you been injured at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Officially reported figures underscore the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Berkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on spillages are also common with slips having happened on Dukes Ride.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from noise induced hearing loss to acute silicosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants.

By reducing the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation helps claimants to concentrate on their recovery.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Crowthorne 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, Crowthorne 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 Crowthorne, Berkshire 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

Speak to an expert

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Crowthorne?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Crowthorne, Berkshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in Berkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including ladder accidents and whiplash.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as 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.

Read Crowthorne solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Online reviews can be a good place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor 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.

The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms is significant.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £26,576 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary from £15,946 to £22,590.

See How much can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Crowthorne

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Crowthorne are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 359. Accidents in the Crowthorne region in 2013 included crashes on the A3095 and B3348 roundabout and on the roundabout of the A321 and B3430 mini-roundabout.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators are experienced in negotiating the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Crowthorne.

Work accident statistics in Crowthorne

The most recent 2019 accident at work stats in the Wokingham 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 Wokingham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General13
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)4
Fall from height (scaffolding)7
Animal related1
Lifting and handling injuries17
Assault8
Slip, trip, fall same level31
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object7
Trapped underneath something2

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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