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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured people in East Cowes, Isle of Wight and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have 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 considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the location of the injury.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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East Cowes road accident claims

East Cowes road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you were involved riding a cycle on East Cowes's roads, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, our team are here. The Quittance guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in East Cowes

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Isle Of Wight. These types of accident are often related to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent street falls having happened on Well Rd and on Terminus Road.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to chromium related illnesses.

Read more about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We understand the vital change compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. Quittance's team fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

The panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with Courts and insurance providers ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

East 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, East 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 East 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 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

Caring and sensitive support

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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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in East Cowes?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in East Cowes, the Isle of Wight and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across the Isle of Wight seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make our claims process 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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Do you need to instruct a local East Cowes legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not important as injury cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

More - Will I have to attend a medical?

Comparing East Cowes personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service 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 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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