Decades of experience helping accident victims

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Every year, we help injured people in Poole, Dorset and throughout the UK. We can help you claim the compensation you need to fund your recovery.

What happened?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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 at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.

A short phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Poole

Accidents on Poole's roads are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 897 road accidents in Dorset in 2021; 633 slight accidents, 245 accidents and 19 fatalities. Accidents in Poole in 2013 included crashes on the A350 and A349 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B3068 and A35 crossroads.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Poole and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car crash, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Poole work accident claims

Dorset Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 297 non-fatal and 2 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 208 cases.

HSE-reported Dorset work accidentsReported Injuries
Undefined19%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related injury2%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)1%
Fall from height8%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall29%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Trapped underneath something1%

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a paramedic or a mechanic, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

Poole clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Poole, including Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (Sentinel House, 4 - 6 Nuffield Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset).

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Poole Occupiers liability injury claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred in a shopping centre or on a pothole, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Poole and cross the UK.

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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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Poole?

Whether you live in Poole, Dorset, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred whilst doing your job, in a bicycle accident or due to clinical negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Poole injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor