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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured people in Glastonbury, Somerset 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 injury diagnosis) 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 points to consider?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to an 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 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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Road accident claims in Glastonbury

Drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Glastonbury's roads due to someone else's actions.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Glastonbury's roads, our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Glastonbury

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Somerset workplace. They are sometimes the precursor to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on potholes are also common with recent trips having happened on West End and on Main Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the critical change injury compensation will make to people impacted by serious injury.

By relieving the stress a serious injury puts on a claimant, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers communicate with medical professionals and insurance companies ensuring claimants affected by serious accidents receive the support they need.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Glastonbury 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, Glastonbury 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 Glastonbury, 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

How we can 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Glastonbury?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Glastonbury, Somerset and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Solicitor reviews in Glastonbury - Tips for comparing firms

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £56,364 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary from £33,818 to £47,909.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Glastonbury

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Glastonbury are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,623.

Our network of qualified road traffic accident litigators have vast experience in achieving the best general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Glastonbury.

What are the Glastonbury work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 work accident data in the Mendip Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Mendip Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported 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.

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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