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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How can we help

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 exceptions?

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:

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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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Road accident claims in Keynsham

Drivers may be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Keynsham's roads due to someone else's actions.

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

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Keynsham

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.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Official statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in North Somerset and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a lake drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on pavement ice are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Hollway Rd and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, to raise a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to irritant contact dermatitis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Keynsham 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, Keynsham 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 Keynsham, Somerset 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

How do I start a claim?

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

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

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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