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

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Lydney, Gloucestershire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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 Lydney

Lydney road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been hurt because of another party's negligence.

No matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or were involved in a cycling accident, we're here to help. Quittance's guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lydney

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Health and Safety data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK. Slips and trips are often the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a drowning accident. Public place (South Gloucestershire local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on raised flagstones are also common with street trips having happened on Salter St and on Bay Lane Villas.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. For example, to raise a complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Read more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the difference a successful claim can make to severely injured claimants. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, an injury claim helps them to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms work with the legal system and medical experts to make sure claimants impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to benzene poisoning.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Lydney 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, Lydney 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 Lydney, Gloucestershire 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

Can Quittance help me?

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 Lydney?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Lydney, Gloucestershire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and motorbike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation 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.

Solicitor reviews in Lydney - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

What are the road accident statistics in Lydney

Quittance's panel of best of breed no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Lydney.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Lydney are common. Official statistics reveal 9 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 587 slight accidents in 2013 in South Gloucestershire (Total events were 647 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 555.

Lydney work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work accident statistics for the South Gloucestershire Local Authority (2013/14) are published under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known40
Electric shock injury0
Contact with machinery10
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and carrying75
Physical assault10
Slip or trip80
Struck against12
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object44
Trapped under falling object3

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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