Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help injured people in Lymington, Hampshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. 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 Lymington

You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you are injured on Lymington's roads because of the carelessness of another driver.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision, our expert team are here. This expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lymington

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to raise a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by flour.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family. We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have aided families receive compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from major surgical negligence to concussion.

See: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Lymington 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, Lymington 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 Lymington, Hampshire 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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 you have of claims in Lymington?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Lymington, Hampshire and across the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

Solicitor reviews in Lymington - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Are Lymington claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for complicated leg fractures, for example, ranges from £22,440 to £31,680 (based on 2015 market data).

What are the road accident statistics in Lymington

Quittance's panel of accredited injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum settlements for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lymington.

Accidents involving vehicles in Lymington are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 427.

Lymington work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident statistics in the Isle of Wight Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Isle of Wight Local AuthorityReported Injuries
General18
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related1
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)2
Fall from height12
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and handling injuries31
Physical attack3
Slip or trip46
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object14

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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