Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Datchet, Berkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Datchet road accident claims
Datchet cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or were involved in a cycling accident, our expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Datchet
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
However your injury occurred, whether you injured your back or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Berkshire. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by material under pressure, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Upper Vale Road and on Peascod Street.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire.
Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
Quittance's team understand the difference an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's team work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of law firms have aided people collect damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure, serious psychiatric harm and back injuries.
Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Datchet 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, Datchet 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 Datchet, 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.
Free, no obligation advice
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Datchet?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people in Datchet, Berkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and 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. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Datchet?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for claimants.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £28,336 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job could vary from £17,002 to £24,086.
More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Will you need to instruct a local Datchet legal firm?
The location of a solicitor is not relevant as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.