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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How can we help

Each year, we help injured people in Isle of Wight, Hampshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 calculator

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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Isle Of Wight road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to claim compensation if they have been injured on Isle Of Wight's roads because of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, we are here to help. This guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Isle of Wight

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.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Government statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the South East England workplace. They are often the initiators of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with recent falls having occurred recently.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury.

Compensation should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

The panel of law firms have for many years aided claimants affected by severe accidents.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Isle of Wight 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, Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight, 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

Experience matters

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

Have the solicitors handled many Isle of Wight claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that helps people injured in the Isle of Wight and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants across the Isle of Wight seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Isle of Wight

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm that offers national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical examination.

More - What is the process for attending a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Isle of Wight

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Isle Of Wight are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 82 serious accidents and 335 slight accidents in 2013 in Isle of Wight (Total events were 421 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 427.

Our network of trained road traffic accident litigators have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Isle Of Wight.

Work accident statistics in Isle Of Wight

The latest 2019 accident figures in the Isle of Wight Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General18
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related1
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)2
Fall from height12
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and handling injuries31
Physical attack3
Slip or trip46
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object14

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

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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