Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Lyme Regis, Dorset and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

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

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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 Lyme Regis

If you were hurt on Lyme Regis's roads as the result of another driver's actions, you should be able to make a claim for compensation.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Lyme Regis's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lyme Regis

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you broke a bone or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

HSE figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident at work in Dorset and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes connected to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on pavement cracks are also common with pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by colophony.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We understand the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

See: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Lyme Regis 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, Lyme Regis 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 Lyme Regis, Dorset 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 can Quittance help?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Lyme Regis?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Lyme Regis, Dorset and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants in Dorset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Lyme Regis?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Comparing injury solicitors in Lyme Regis - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary between £44,330 and £68,365 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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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