Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can 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.
Each year, we help injured people in Glastonbury, Somerset and across the UK get the compensation they deserve.
How did your injury occur?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
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 clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?
If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.
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:
Road accident claims in Glastonbury
Accidents on Glastonbury's roads are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 967 road accidents in Somerset. There were 782 slight accidents, 164 accidents and 21 fatal accidents in 2021.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Glastonbury, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about making a claim.
Glastonbury work accident claims
There were 2 fatalities and 549 other work accidents in Somerset in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Somerset||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 costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a crane operator or a paramedic, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Glastonbury clinical negligence claims
When a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Glastonbury.
Glastonbury public place accident claims
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether your accident occurred on public transport or in a playground, you may be able to claim.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Serious injury compensation claims
Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
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 Glastonbury and cross the UK.
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- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Glastonbury?
Whether you live in Glastonbury, Somerset or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car crash, because of a coworker's negligence or due to clinical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
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.
Glastonbury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.
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.
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.