Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to 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.

Every year, we help injured people in Hampshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Hampshire

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Hampshire work injury claims

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a builder or a personal trainer, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Hampshire medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Hampshire, including Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire).

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

Hampshire public place injury claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident happened on a pothole or in a pub, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include brain injuries or amputations, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:

Serious injury compensation

Hampshire No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Hampshire injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hampshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Hampshire and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Hampshire?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Hampshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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 need to instruct a local Hampshire solicitor?

The location of the firm is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm with national medical centres as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More on : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Reviews for solicitors in Hampshire

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.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Hampshire

Quittance's panel of specialist personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Hampshire.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hampshire are common. Official 2016 statistics reveal a total of 2,954 road accidents throughout Hampshire, 704 of which caused serious or fatal injuries.

What are the Hampshire work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work statistics for the Winchester Local Authority (2013/14) collated under reporting legislation by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Winchester Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other28
Machinery related injury5
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1
Fall from height (ladder)17
Injured by an animal3
Lifting and carrying27
Assault10
Slip, trip, fall same level55
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by falling object16
Trapped by something collapsing3

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.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher