Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help injured people in Fordingbridge, Hampshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury 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 other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Fordingbridge road accident claims

Fordingbridge cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured because of another party's actions.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved riding a cycle on Fordingbridge's roads, this guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Fordingbridge

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

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to make a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their family, compensation allows claimants to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious range from serious psychiatric harm to chemical burns.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Fordingbridge 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, Fordingbridge 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 Fordingbridge, Hampshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Fordingbridge?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Fordingbridge, Hampshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Comparing Fordingbridge personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do you need a local Fordingbridge legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Do I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Fordingbridge

The panel of professional solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Fordingbridge.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Fordingbridge are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,743.

What are the Fordingbridge work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness statistics for the New Forest Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in New Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified22
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1
Machinery related4
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)6
Fall from height15
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)5
Manual handling27
Physical attack13
Slip, trip or fall45
Struck against3
Hit by vehicle4
Struck by object14
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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