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

We're here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

We have helped injured people in Keynsham, Somerset and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured.

  • 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, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or when the date of knowledge was.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Keynsham

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Keynsham, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or were injured in a hit-and-run, we can help you take action. our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Keynsham work accident claims

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a waiter or a roofer, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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work accident claims

Keynsham clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Keynsham, including Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset).

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation claims

Keynsham Occupiers liability injury claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured in a hotel or at a public swimming pool, and a third party was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

Read more:

Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

Read more:

Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Keynsham 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.

Keynsham 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 Keynsham, Somerset 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 Keynsham 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 handling claims in Keynsham?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps claimants in Keynsham, Somerset and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Reviews for lawyers in Keynsham

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Keynsham

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Keynsham are relatively common with a total of 415 accidents (363 slight accidents, 46 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bath and North East Somerset local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 379. Accidents in the Keynsham area in 2013 included car crashes on the A4 and A4174 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4 and B3116 roundabout.

Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Keynsham.

What are the Keynsham work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified22
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related11
1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)17
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting48
Physical attack3
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object15
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor