Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Sandhurst, Berkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Sandhurst
If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.
Whether you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, thisroad accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.
Work injury claims in Sandhurst
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a caterer or a farm worker, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Medical negligence claims in Sandhurst
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Sandhurst, including Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire).
Occupiers liability accident claims in Sandhurst
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you were hurt in a hotel or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury claims
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to mercury poisoning.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Sandhurst 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.
Sandhurst 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 Sandhurst, Berkshire 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 Sandhurst 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
What experience do the solicitors have of claims in Sandhurst?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Sandhurst, Berkshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Berkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Will you need a local Sandhurst injury lawyer?
The location of the firm is not particularly relevant as cases are conducted by phone and email.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as you will usually need to attend a medical examination.
Read about : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Sandhurst solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.
Reading reviews can be revealing when thinking about which lawyer to act for you.
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Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken leg, for example, ranges from £14,520 to £22,440 (based on 2015 market data).
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.