Personal injury claims help and support

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

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?

Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Can I claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

Road accident claims in Evesham

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Evesham are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 984 road accidents in Worcestershire in 2021; 727 slight accidents, 236 accidents and 21 fatalities. Incidents in Evesham in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A46 and B4035 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4184 and B4084 crossroads.

If you have been injured on Evesham'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

Whether you have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, this guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Road accident compensation claims

Evesham work injury claims

In 2021, there were 489 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Worcestershire.

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a school teacher or an office worker, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Claim work accident compensation

How common are Evesham work accidents?

Work accidents in Worcestershire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined10%
Machinery related3%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2%
Fall from height9%
Injured by an animal1%
Manual handling27%
Assault1%
Slip or trip26%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Hit by object14%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Evesham medical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Evesham.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Evesham public place accident claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident occurred in a supermarket or on an uneven pavement, and someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury claims

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.

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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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose 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 Evesham and cross the UK.

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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:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many Evesham injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Evesham and Worcestershire every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured at your place of work, in a car accident or during a negligent medical procedure.

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.

Evesham 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. Online reviews can help you to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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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.

Read more:

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?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor