Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Evesham, Worcestershire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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.
Are there any exceptions?
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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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:
Road accident claims in Evesham
Drivers, pedestrians and riders can make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Evesham's roads because of another party's negligence.
It does not matter 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.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Evesham
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.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
More about Medical negligence claims
Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to acute silicosis.
More about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The lasting effect serious injury can have is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation. By reducing the stress severe injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows claimants to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with insurers, Courts and medical practitioners ensuring families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.
More about Serious injury claims
Evesham 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, Evesham 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 Evesham, Worcestershire 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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
Have you handled many Evesham claims?
We are a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Evesham, Worcestershire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Worcestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.
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 network of medical professionals.
The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is a material consideration for claimants.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £37,992 for severe, disabling elbow injuries can range from £22,795 to £32,293.
Further reading : Get a personal injury quote
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The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ.
Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing when mulling over which solicitor to go with.
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What are the road accident statistics in Evesham
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Evesham are relatively common. Official statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 56 serious accidents and 466 slight accidents in 2013 in Herefordshire (Total events were 527 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 560. 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.
Our group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Evesham.
What are the Evesham work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the Wychavon Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Wychavon Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||3|
|Fall from height||16|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Slip or trip||45|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Hit by object||24|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.