Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

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.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in New Milton, Hampshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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.

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.

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

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:

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New Milton road accident claims

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.

It does not matter 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

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

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.

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury claims

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.

Read more:

Catastrophic injury compensation

New Milton 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.

New Milton 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 New Milton, Hampshire 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in New Milton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in New Milton, Hampshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and public place accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free 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.

Injury lawyer reviews in New Milton - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Do you need to select a local injury lawyer?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very critical as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a firm that offers medical facilities near New Milton as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : Will I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in New Milton

Quittance's network of proficient legal advisors have vast experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in New Milton.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in New Milton are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. 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.

Work accident statistics in New Milton

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness data for the New Forest Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in New Forest Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified22
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1
Machinery related4
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)6
Fall from height15
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)5
Manual handling27
Physical attack13
Slip, trip or fall45
Struck against3
Hit by vehicle4
Struck by object14
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator