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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help you

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

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or where the injury occurred.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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 Midsomer Norton

Midsomer Norton cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's actions.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Midsomer Norton's roads, we can assist. Quittance's guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Midsomer Norton

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Mendip local authority) claims for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on Mells Post Office & Stores and on Anchor Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, to make a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Midsomer Norton 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, Midsomer Norton 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 Midsomer Norton, 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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 is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Midsomer Norton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Midsomer Norton, Somerset and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

What should you look for when comparing Midsomer Norton solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I need to select a local lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not especially important as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

More : What is the process for attending a medical?

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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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