Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Dursley, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
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.
Are there any exceptions?
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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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
If you are injured on Dursley's roads due to the negligence of another road user, you can start a claim for compensation.
No matter if you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Dursley's roads, our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dursley
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.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Official statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are often related to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having occurred on Silver St and on High St.
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. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
Quittance recognise the change an injury claim makes to severely injured claimants.
By reducing the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have aided families recover compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from brain injuries to cerebral palsy.
More about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Dursley 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, Dursley 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 Dursley, Gloucestershire 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.
Your questions answered
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 handling claims in Dursley?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Dursley, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Check Dursley solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.
Reading reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which solicitor to sign up with.
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Are Dursley claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
What are the road accident statistics in Dursley
Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Dursley.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Dursley are common. Gov.uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.
Work accident statistics in Dursley
The most up to date 2019 accident figures for the Stroud Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Stroud Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||1|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||1|
|Fall from height||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Lifting and carrying||21|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by falling object||10|
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.