Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Every year, we help injured people in Portsmouth, Hampshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Portsmouth road accident claims
If you have been injured on Portsmouth's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident, this road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.
Portsmouth work injury claims
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a police officer or a cleaner, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Portsmouth medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Portsmouth, including Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (Trust Headquarters, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire).
Portsmouth public place injury claims
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether you were injured on public transport or at a leisure centre, and someone else was at fault, you could be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
We recognise the vital change a successful claim will make to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. A claim will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with insurance companies, Courts and medical practitioners, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation
Portsmouth 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.
Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of handling claims in Portsmouth?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Portsmouth, Hampshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free 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.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Portsmouth?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Portsmouth solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.
What are the road accident statistics in Portsmouth
Our group of certified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the best compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Portsmouth.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Portsmouth are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 727 accidents (611 slight accidents, 115 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Portsmouth local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 693. Accidents in Portsmouth in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A2030 and A2047 roundabout and on the A288 and B2154 roundabout.
Work accident statistics in Portsmouth
The latest 2019 injury and illness figures in the Portsmouth Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Portsmouth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||29|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||72|
|Hit by vehicle||7|
|Hit by falling object||28|
|Trapped under falling object||1|
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.