Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Ferndown, Dorset and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or 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. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Ferndown road accident claims
You should be able to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Ferndown's roads due to a careless road user.
Whether you were injured riding a cycle on Ferndown's roads, or were hurt in a collision, our specialist team can help. The Quittance guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ferndown
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Government figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Dorset and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by material under pressure or an animal related accident. Public place (East Dorset local authority) accident claims injuries like broken toes happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Wimborne Road East and on Pennys Walk.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to latex allergy.
More injury claim types
We recognise the change compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Damages will ease the financial burden on a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Ferndown 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, Ferndown 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 Ferndown, Dorset 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.
We are here to 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of injury claims in Ferndown?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Ferndown, Dorset and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Dorset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents in the office.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Ferndown?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery, for example, ranges from £31,625 to £42,460 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Ferndown
The panel of certified no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Ferndown.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ferndown are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in the Ferndown area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B3073 and A347 crossroads and on the A31 and A348 roundabout.
Work accident statistics in Ferndown
The most up to date 2019 injury and illness statistics for the East Dorset Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in East Dorset Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||4|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||20|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||8|
|Trapped underneath something||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.