Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured claimants in Petersfield, Hampshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'. Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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:
Petersfield road accident claims
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
Whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, our useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.
Work injury claims in Petersfield
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as a hairdresser or a temp worker, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Medical negligence claims in Petersfield
When a patient suffers an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Petersfield, including Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire).
Occupiers liability accident claims in Petersfield
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether your accident occurred in a playground or in a hotel, and another party caused your injury, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.
Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Petersfield, and across the UK.
Petersfield 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.
Petersfield 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 Petersfield, 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.
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.
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 Petersfield 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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Have you helped many injury claimants in Petersfield?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Petersfield and Hampshire every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured due to medical negligence or as a result of a negligent employer.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Petersfield 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.
Personal recommendations and online reviews can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
What are Petersfield road accident statistics?
Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Petersfield.
Road accidents in Petersfield are quite 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 Petersfield in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A272 and B2070 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A272 and A3 slip road.
Work accident statistics in Petersfield
In 2021, there were 937 non-fatal work accidents and 3 fatalities in Hampshire, based on official records.
|Hampshire work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1%|
|Machinery related injury||2%|
|Exposure to toxic substance||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||10%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2%|
|Slip, trip or fall||29%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Hit by falling object||4%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.