We know how an injury can affect your life

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

What happened?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

Please select how you were injured:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • 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. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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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.

Fareham road accident claims

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Fareham are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 2663 road accidents in Hampshire (1821 slight accidents, 809 accidents and 33 fatalities).

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Fareham, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Fareham

Fareham Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 61 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 46 cases.

You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a site labourer or a personal trainer, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Fareham work accidents?

HSE-reported Fareham work accidentsReported Injuries
Other16%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1%
Machinery related1%
Harmful substance related0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1%
Manual handling23%
Physical assault10%
Slip, trip or fall31%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Struck by object7%

Medical negligence claims in Fareham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Fareham.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Fareham

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

Whether you were injured on council property or when travelling by train, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury claims

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim serious 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.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

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 Fareham 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:

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  • 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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Fareham?

Whether you live in Fareham, Hampshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a public place or on public transport we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Fareham solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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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.

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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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator