Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, 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.
We have helped injured people in Hedge End, Hampshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury.
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether a child was injured or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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:
Hedge End road accident claims
If you have been injured on Hedge End's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have been hurt in a collision at a junction, or injured when riding a bike, our expert team can help. Our useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.
Hedge End work injury claims
If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a factory worker or a baggage handler, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.
Hedge End medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Hedge End public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a shopping centre or in a park, 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.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Hedge End 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.
Hedge End 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 Hedge End, 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.
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.
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 Hedge End 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
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Hedge End?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hedge End, Hampshire and across the country, obtain compensation.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Will you need to go with a local Hedge End lawyer?
The location of the lawyers office is less important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a company with national medical coverage as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.
Comparing injury solicitors in Hedge End - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for claimants.
For example the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £11,157 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary from £6,694 to £9,483.
Read more at Compare solicitors
What are the road accident statistics in Hedge End
The panel of best of breed no win no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car accident in Hedge End.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hedge End are quite common with a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Accidents in Hedge End in 2013 included traffic collisions on the B3342 and B3035 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A334 and M27 roundabout.
What are the Hedge End work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 injury and illness figures in the Eastleigh Local Authority (2013/14) was available under legislation by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)||2|
|Fall from height||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||30|
|Slip or trip||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped under falling object||2|
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.