Personal injury solicitors
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured claimants in Frome, Somerset and throughout the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
What caused your injury?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
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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:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
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 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:
Frome road accident claims
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Frome are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 967 road accidents in Somerset in 2021 (782 slight accidents, 164 accidents and 21 fatal accidents).
If you have been injured on Frome's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our expert team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.
Frome work injury claims
Somerset Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 549 non-fatal and 2 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 382 cases.
|Work accidents in Somerset (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||2%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||24%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Hit by falling object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a welder or a vet, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.
Frome medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Frome, including Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset).
Frome public place injury claims
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether you were injured in a nightclub or at a public swimming pool, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be able to claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury claims
A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Frome and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many Frome injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Frome, Somerset, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt due to a manager's negligence, in a road accident or in a supermarket, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
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.
Frome personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.