Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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
Drivers and other road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Petersfield's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
No matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Petersfield's roads, Quittance's useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Petersfield
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Government statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Hampshire. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as something else such as being struck by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place (East Hampshire local authority) litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened in the local area.
When a patient suffers 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 expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
More about Medical negligence compensation
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to vibration white finger.
More about Industrial disease compensation
Petersfield 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, Petersfield 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 Petersfield, Hampshire 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.
Your questions answered
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 does Quittance have of handling claims in Petersfield?
We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Petersfield, Hampshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and part-time worker injuries.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Will I need to go with a local Petersfield lawyer?
The location of the law firm is not very important as cases are normally run remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a company with a national network as claimants will usually have to attend a medical examination.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £49,284 for leg fractures could vary from £29,570 to £41,891.
More information Compare solicitors quotes
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Petersfield - Tips for comparing firms
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by 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.