Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Filton, Gloucestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim 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
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:
Filton road accident claims
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Filton and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, or have been involved in a cycling accident, our expert team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.
Work accident claims in Filton
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
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 nurse or an electrician, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Filton
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, to make a complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Public place accidents in Filton
Whether you have been injured in a park or in a shopping centre, and a third party caused your accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
Legal advisors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by flour.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Filton No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Filton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Filton, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Filton and cross the UK.
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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Filton?
We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Filton, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and workplace accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do you need to go with a local legal firm?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not so relevant as injury cases can be handled remotely.
You will need to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near Filton as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.
Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
The disparity in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is huge.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £10,465 for a fractured forearm could conceivably vary from £6,279 to £8,895.
Further reading Compare solicitors quotes
Comparing Filton personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
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.