Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Each year, we help hundreds of people in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Nailsworth road accident claims

Nailsworth cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Nailsworth's roads, our team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Nailsworth

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics show that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are often the cause of injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained wrists happening on pavement cracks are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to irritant contact dermatitis.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Nailsworth 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, Nailsworth 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 Nailsworth, Gloucestershire 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

Helping people like you

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 is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Nailsworth?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to select a local Nailsworth lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially important as injury cases now tend to be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could vary between £10,175 and £19,800 (based on 2015 market research).

Comparing Nailsworth personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Nailsworth

Quittance's panel of best of breed legal advisors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Nailsworth.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Nailsworth are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,168.

Work accident statistics in Nailsworth

The most up to date 2019 accident information for the Stroud Local Authority (2013/14) reported under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified16
Electrocution1
Machinery related injury8
Exposed to explosion1
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)1
Fall from height9
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and carrying21
Assault5
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)32
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by falling object10

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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