Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Peasedown St John, Somerset and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Peasedown St John road accident claims

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Peasedown St John's roads due to the behaviour of another driver.

Whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision on Peasedown St John's roads, we can help. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Peasedown St John

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are determining compensation. Compensation will lessen the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with doctors and insurance companies to make sure families affected by severe accidents get the support they need.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Peasedown St John 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, Peasedown St John 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 Peasedown St John, 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

We are here to help

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Peasedown St John?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Peasedown St John, Somerset and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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Reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor to work with.

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Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes could vary between £7,755 and £11,110 (based on 2015 market research).

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select 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 network of medical professionals.

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

What are the road accident statistics in Peasedown St John

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Peasedown St John are reasonably common with 6 fatal accidents, 46 serious accidents and 363 slight accidents in 2013 in Bath and North East Somerset (Total events were 415 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 379.

The panel of trained injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Peasedown St John.

Work accident statistics in Peasedown St John

The latest 2019 accident information for the Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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