Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Newent, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
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 points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.
A brief phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Newent
Drivers have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Newent's roads due to someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Newent's roads, or were hurt in a collision, we can help you take action. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Newent
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Reported statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Gloucestershire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on High St.
When someone is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are just looking for answers instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on an injured claimant. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work with the other side's legal representatives, medical practitioners and insurance providers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Newent 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, Newent 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 Newent, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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How much experience do you have of claims in Newent?
We are a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Newent, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and accidents on building sites.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.
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 medical network.
The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between firms is quite significant
For instance the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £101,943 for spinal cord damage could vary from £61,166 to £86,652.
Additional reading Get a quote
Comparing Newent personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
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.