Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Gloucester, Gloucestershire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
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 when the date of knowledge was.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 Gloucester
Gloucester cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can claim injury compensation if they are injured because of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision, we can assist. Our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Gloucester
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 an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent accident in the Gloucestershire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred recently.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by isocyanates.
More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Gloucester 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, Gloucester 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 Gloucester, Gloucestershire 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Have you handled many Gloucester claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Gloucester, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Gloucester?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Solicitor reviews in Gloucester - What to consider
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,664 for displaced metatarsal fractures could vary from £9,398 to £13,314.
Further reading How much can you claim?
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.