Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How we can help you
We have helped injured claimants in Radstock, Somerset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
If you have been hurt 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, and;
- another person was at least partly 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 claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.
A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Radstock road accident claims
Radstock cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision on Radstock's roads, our specialist team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Radstock
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury in the North Somerset workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Mendip local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent falls having occurred recently.
Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.
Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
Quittance's team understand the critical change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants.
A claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors communicate with the Courts and doctors and health professionals to make sure claimants impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy and concussion.
Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Radstock 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, Radstock 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 Radstock, 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.
What should I do next?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Radstock?
We are a national network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Radstock, Somerset and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped hundreds of people throughout Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Radstock personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.
Online reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which solicitor to sign up with.
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Do you have to choose a lawyer in Radstock?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Usually, 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 medical network.
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 Radstock
The panel of expert no win no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum awards for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Radstock.
Accidents involving vehicles in Radstock are relatively frequent with a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,607. Incidents in the Radstock region in 2013 included crashes on the A362 and A367 roundabout and on the roundabout of the A367 and A361 mini-roundabout.
Radstock work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 work accident figures in the Mendip Local Authority (2013/14) collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Mendip Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||2|
|Fall from height||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||14|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.