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

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help you

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in Eastleigh

You have the right to claim compensation if you suffered an injury on Eastleigh's roads as the result of a negligent driver.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Eastleigh's roads, 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Eastleigh

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Eastleigh 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, Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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

How we can help

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

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.

Read - Personal injury solicitors reviews

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
Unspecified25
Electrocution1
Machinery related4
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)2
Fall from height11
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)3
Lifting and handling injuries30
Physical attack2
Slip or trip30
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle5
Hit by object9
Trapped under falling object2

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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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