We know how an injury can affect your life

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

How did your injury occur?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

New Milton road accident claims

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in New Milton are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 2663 road accidents in Hampshire in 2021 (1821 slight accidents, 809 accidents and 33 fatal accidents). Accidents in the New Milton area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A35 and B3055 junction and on the single carriageway of the B3058 and B3055 mini-roundabout.

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in New Milton, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car crash, our specialist team can help. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Road accident compensation claims

New Milton work accident claims

Hampshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 937 non-fatal and 3 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 670 cases.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a temp worker or a personal trainer, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are New Milton work accidents?

Work accidents in Hampshire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified14%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1%
Machinery related3%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)4%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)3%
Manual handling17%
Physical attack8%
Slip, trip or fall28%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle3%
Struck by object9%
Trapped underneath something1%

New Milton clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse 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 responsible for New Milton.

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Clinical negligence compensation

New Milton public place accident claims

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether your accident occurred in a hotel or in a public park, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain or spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 New Milton and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in New Milton?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in New Milton, Hampshire and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured during a negligent medical procedure or due to your employer's negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

New Milton 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. Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator