Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Nailsea, Somerset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Nailsea road accident claims
You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you have been injured on Nailsea's roads due to the actions of another road user.
Whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision, our team are here. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Nailsea
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in North Somerset. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (North Somerset local authority) cases for injuries such as broken collarbones sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on West Town Rd and on Crown Glass Place.
Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by latex.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Nailsea No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Nailsea injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Nailsea, Somerset and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Nailsea and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Nailsea?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Nailsea, Somerset and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to scaffolding accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Nailsea?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
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 network of medical professionals.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Nailsea - What to look for
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
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.