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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Paulton, Somerset and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, how close to the claim limitation date you are 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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Road accident claims in Paulton

You should be able to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Paulton's roads due to a negligent driver.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on Paulton's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, this guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Paulton

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever your job is, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the North Somerset workplace. They are typically the initiators of injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Bath and North East Somerset local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Wells Road and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.

More about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the change injury compensation makes to people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured claimant and their family, injury compensation enables them to prioritise recovery.

More about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Paulton 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, Paulton 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 Paulton, Somerset 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

Experience matters

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

Have the solicitors handled many Paulton claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Paulton, Somerset and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents on the road.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Are Paulton claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £4,375 for a severe thumb dislocation can vary from £2,625 to £3,719.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Paulton personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive when deciding which solicitor to act for you.

Read more Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Paulton

Our group of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for claimants injured in a car accident in Paulton.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Paulton are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 415 accidents (363 slight accidents, 46 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bath and North East Somerset local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 379.

What are the Paulton work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bath and North East Somerset Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified22
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related11
1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)17
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting48
Physical attack3
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object15
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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