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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured claimants in Frome, Somerset and throughout the UK get 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:

  • 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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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

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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Frome road accident claims

You should be able to claim compensation if you are hurt on Frome's roads as the result of another driver's negligence.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision, our expert team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Frome

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.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset. They are frequently the precursor to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Edward Street and on Corsley Heath.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related disease to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Frome 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, Frome 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 Frome, Somerset 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

Talk to the experts

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

Have you handled many Frome claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Frome, Somerset and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Frome solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are weighing up which lawyer to work with.

Read Quittance reviews

Will I need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will need to attend a medical exam.

Read about : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £11,154 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss might vary from £6,692 to £9,480.

See How to compare injury solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Frome

Our network of skilled personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Frome.

Accidents involving vehicles in Frome are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,623.

Frome work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident data for the Mendip Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Mendip Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified14
Machinery related5
Explosion related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)2
Fall from height10
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)2
Lifting44
Assault4
Slip, trip, fall same level32
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by falling object14
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

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.

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