Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Gosport, Hampshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Gosport road accident claims

Gosport road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured because of someone else's actions.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Gosport's roads, our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Gosport

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

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

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Safety figures show that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes forerunner to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by material under pressure or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on the Hard and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, for example, to make a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to chromium related illnesses.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Gosport 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, Gosport 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 Gosport, Hampshire 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

Helping people like you

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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FAQs

Have the solicitors handled many Gosport claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps injured people in Gosport, Hampshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to instruct a local Gosport solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not very important as injury cases are usually run remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical examination.

See : Will I have to attend a medical?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from £19,800 to £31,625 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Read Gosport personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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