Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Minehead, Somerset and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
The main 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 points to consider?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether causation can be established.
A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
Calculate my 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:
Minehead road accident claims
You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you have been injured on Minehead's roads as the result of another road user's behaviour.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian on Minehead's roads, we can assist. This road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Minehead
Have you been injured 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.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure instead of a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.
Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from workplace cancer to irritant contact dermatitis.
More claim types
We recognise the critical difference an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on a claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables individuals to focus on their rehabilitation. The panel of specialist solicitors have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness held to be serious range from spinal cord damage to dioxin poisoning.
Minehead 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, Minehead 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 Minehead, 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.
How do I start the process?
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Has Quittance handled many Minehead claims?
We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Minehead, Somerset and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and road accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Check Minehead solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
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.