Making a personal injury compensation claim

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With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

How did your injury occur?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Can I make a claim?

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

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

Read more:

Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Dursley road accident claims

Department of Transport data reveals there were 990 road accidents in Gloucestershire in 2021, including 665 slight accidents, 301 accidents and 24 fatal accidents.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Dursley and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident, our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.

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Road accident compensation claims

Dursley work accident claims

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 510 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in Gloucestershire. 357 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a caterer or a builder, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Dursley?

Gloucestershire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified14%
Electrocution1%
Machinery related injury7%
Exposed to explosion1%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)1%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2%
Lifting and carrying19%
Assault4%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)28%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by falling object9%

Dursley clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Dursley, including 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Dursley public place injury claims

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether you were hurt in a restaurant or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Dursley and cross the UK.

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Dursley?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Dursley, Gloucestershire and across the country.

Whether you have been injured whilst doing your job, on the road or during a negligent medical procedure we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Dursley injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor