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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Ledbury, Herefordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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

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 Ledbury

Drivers are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Ledbury's roads due to someone else's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Ledbury's roads, we can help. Our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ledbury

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Official statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire. They are sometimes connected to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by a falling object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Church St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Wye Valley NHS Trust, you can contact The County Hospital, Union Walk, Hereford, Herefordshire.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The impact of serious and catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining compensation. By relieving the pressure severe injury puts on an injured person, a claim allows claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have aided people recover compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and dioxin poisoning.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Ledbury 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, Ledbury 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 Ledbury, Herefordshire 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

Caring and sensitive support

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 experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Ledbury?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that helps people in Ledbury, Herefordshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Herefordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is 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.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Ledbury?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will you need a local Ledbury injury lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not very critical as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Ledbury

Quittance's panel of trained no win, no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Ledbury.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ledbury are reasonably common with statistics showing 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,690. Accidents in the Ledbury region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A417 and A449 roundabout and on the A417 and B4216 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Ledbury

The latest 2019 work accident stats in the Forest of Dean Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Forest of Dean Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined11
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related injury6
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1
Fall from height5
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and carrying22
Physical assault7
Slip, trip, fall same level20
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object7
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

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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