Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're 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.
We have helped hundreds of people in Romsey, Hampshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
What caused your injury?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
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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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
Whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
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 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:
Romsey road accident claims
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Romsey are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 2663 road accidents in Hampshire in 2021 (1821 slight accidents, 809 accidents and 33 fatalities). 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.
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Romsey and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident, we are here to help. Our useful guide explains how to start a road accident claim.
Romsey work accident claims
Official HSE statistics show that there were 3 fatal and 937 non-fatal work accidents in Hampshire in 2021 (670 led to 7+ days off work).
|Work accidents in Hampshire (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Exposed to fire||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||2%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4%|
|Lifting and carrying||21%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||24%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5%|
|Struck by object||14%|
|Trapped under falling object||0%|
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.
Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a retail worker or a security guard, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.
Romsey clinical negligence claims
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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Romsey, including Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire).
Romsey Occupiers liability injury claims
UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.
Whether you were hurt on a public footpath or on public transport, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.
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.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
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.
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 Romsey and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many Romsey injury claimants?
We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Romsey and Hampshire every year.
A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a bicycle accident or as a result of a missed diagnosis.
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.
Romsey personal injury solicitor reviews
The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.