Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Eastleigh, Hampshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a 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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Road accident claims in Eastleigh
If you have been injured on Eastleigh's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
It does not matter whether you sustained an injury riding a bike, or were hurt in a crash, we're here to help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the claims process.
Eastleigh work injury claims
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you might be able to claim compensation.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a vehicle technician or a landscape gardener, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Eastleigh medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Eastleigh.
Eastleigh occupiers liability accident claims
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether you were injured on council-maintained land or in a train station, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on an individual. Quittance's panel of lawyers work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Eastleigh No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Eastleigh injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Eastleigh, Hampshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Eastleigh and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
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to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of claims in Eastleigh?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Eastleigh, Hampshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents on the road.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim 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.
Do I need to go with a local solicitor?
Going for a local solicitor is not so relevant as cases are usually run by phone, post and email.
However, you should choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Read about : What is the process for attending a medical?
Eastleigh solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing when mulling over which lawyer to go with.
What are the road accident statistics in Eastleigh
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Eastleigh are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743.
Quittance's group of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Eastleigh.
Work accident statistics in Eastleigh
The latest 2019 injury and illness figures in the Eastleigh Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)||2|
|Fall from height||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||30|
|Slip or trip||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped under falling object||2|
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.