Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help injured people in Gloucestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim 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 to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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
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:
Gloucestershire road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Gloucestershire's roads as the result of the actions of another road user.
No matter if you were hurt in a collision, or have been involved riding a cycle on Gloucestershire's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Gloucestershire
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whatever your job is, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure as opposed to injury compensation. You can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, for example, to raise a complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Medical negligence claims
Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is recognised by the Courts when they are calculating compensation. By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their family, an injury claim helps individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents.
Read more: Serious injury claims
Gloucestershire 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, Gloucestershire 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 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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 claims in Gloucestershire?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Gloucestershire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people across Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for spinal cord damage could vary between £73,700 and £130,130 (based on 2015 market research).
Solicitor reviews in Gloucestershire - What to look for
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Gloucestershire
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Gloucestershire are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,168.
The panel of best of breed no win no fee solicitors are experienced in securing maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 accident figures in the Stroud Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||1|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||1|
|Fall from height||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Lifting and carrying||21|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by falling object||10|
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.