Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Romsey, Hampshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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

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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Romsey road accident claims

If you sustained an injury on Romsey's roads due to the carelessness of another driver, you have the right to claim injury compensation.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident on Romsey's roads, we are here to help. The Quittance useful guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Romsey

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever your job, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been exposed to asbestos, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire and the UK as a whole. They are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a drowning accident. Public place (Test Valley local authority) cases for injuries like bruised backs happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on Botley Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to siderosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Romsey 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, Romsey 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 Romsey, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many Romsey claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Romsey, Hampshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Injury lawyer reviews in Romsey - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The disparity in the level of fees between different firms is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £36,773 for serious hand injuries might vary from £22,064 to £31,257.

See : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near Romsey as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.

See - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Romsey

The panel of proficient solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Romsey.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Romsey are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Incidents in Romsey in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A27 and A3090 junction and on the single carriageway of the A3057 and A27 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Romsey

The latest 2019 injury and illness stats for the Test Valley Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Test Valley Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified18
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related5
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height14
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)7
Lifting and carrying37
Physical assault7
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)42
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle8
Struck by object25
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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