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.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

We have helped injured claimants in Hereford, Herefordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

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

  • 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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Hereford

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.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident, thisroad accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Hereford work injury claims

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an electrician or a personal trainer, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Hereford medical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to 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 Hereford.

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

Hereford occupiers liability accident claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you were hurt in a pub or on council-maintained land, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

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

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation

We understand the difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. Compensation will ease the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

The panel of solicitor firms have aided claimants claim compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include brain injuries and serious psychiatric harm.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Hereford 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.

Hereford 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 Hereford, Herefordshire 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 Hereford 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 Hereford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Hereford, Herefordshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Herefordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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.

Hereford personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to choose.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do I need to instruct a local Hereford solicitor?

The location of the law firm is not especially critical as cases can be handled by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm that has national medical centres as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More on - Will I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Hereford

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Hereford are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 56 serious accidents and 466 slight accidents in 2013 in Herefordshire (Total events were 527 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 560. Accidents in the Hereford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A438 and A49 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4103 and A4110 crossroads.

Quittance's network of accredited no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Hereford.

What are the Hereford work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident at work statistics for the Herefordshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Herefordshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified34
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)3
Machinery related injury11
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)1
Fall from height32
Animal related3
Lifting and handling injuries38
Assault16
Slip, trip, fall same level65
Struck against11
Hit by vehicle2
Hit by object31
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor