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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

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We have helped injured people in Long Ashton, Somerset and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an expert 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

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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Long Ashton road accident claims

You can make a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Long Ashton's roads due to the behaviour of another road user.

It does not matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Long Ashton's roads, or were hurt in a car collision, we're here to help. Quittance's expert guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Long Ashton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever your job is, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

HSE figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident in the North Somerset workplace. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a carrying injury or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on Weston Rd and on Clevedon Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Long Ashton 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, Long Ashton 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 Long Ashton, 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

Talk to the experts

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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FAQs

What experience do you have of handling claims in Long Ashton?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Long Ashton, Somerset and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to pedestrian accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

Long Ashton personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be instructive when mulling over which solicitor to instruct.

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The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers is important for claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £5,140 for minor eye injuries might vary from £3,084 to £4,369.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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