No Win, No Fee injury compensation
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get the compensation they need to fund their recovery.
How did your injury happen?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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:
Nailsworth road accident claims
Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 990 road accidents in Gloucestershire. There were 665 slight accidents, 301 accidents and 24 fatal accidents in 2021.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Nailsworth, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, our team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.
Nailsworth work accident claims
In 2021, there were 510 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Gloucestershire.
|Work accidents in Gloucestershire (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||7%|
|Exposed to explosion||1%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||1%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2%|
|Lifting and carrying||19%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||28%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Hit by falling object||9%|
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a hairdresser or a shop worker, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Nailsworth clinical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Nailsworth, including 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire).
Nailsworth Occupiers liability injury claims
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you were hurt on a footpath or in a supermarket, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Nailsworth and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Nailsworth?
Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and across the country.
Whether you have been injured at your place of work, on the road or due to a negligent diagnosis we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
Nailsworth injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can make it easier decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.