Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How we can help you
We have helped injured claimants in Martock, Somerset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.
We can confirm your eligibility to 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 Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Martock
You may be able to claim injury compensation if you are injured on Martock's roads because of the actions of another driver.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Martock's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Martock
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident at work in Somerset and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a fire related accident. Public place (South Somerset local authority) compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Vicarage Street and on East St.
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.
More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.
More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Martock 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, Martock 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 Martock, 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.
What should I do next?
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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What is your track record of winning claims in Martock?
Quittance is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Martock, Somerset and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Will you need to go with a local Martock lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not so relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a company that offers a national network as claimants will need to attend a medical exam.
Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Martock solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers vary considerably.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with and which considerations are most important to you.
Find out more Reviews
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 neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £20,185 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.