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

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

We have helped injured claimants in Southampton, Hampshire and across the UK get 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 knowledge') happened.

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

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

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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Southampton

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car crash, we are here to help. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Southampton work injury claims

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a courier or a shop worker, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Southampton medical negligence claims

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Southampton, including Solent NHS Trust (Highpoint Venue, Bursledon Road, Southampton, Hampshire).

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

Southampton public place injury claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you have been injured in a shopping centre or in a gym, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be able to claim.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

Read more:

Serious injury compensation

Southampton 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.

Southampton 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 Southampton, 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Southampton 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

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Southampton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Southampton, Hampshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Reviews for lawyers in Southampton

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is important for claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £4,221 for a broken tibia or fibula could vary from £2,533 to £3,588.

More information Compare solicitors

Do you need to go with a local injury lawyer?

The location of the firm is not so critical as injury cases are typically conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a medical centre in or near Southampton?

What are the road accident statistics in Southampton

Quittance's network of accredited no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles across Hampshire are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743.)

Work accident statistics in Southampton

The most recent 2019 work accident stats for the Southampton Local Authority (2013/14) are published under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Southampton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other47
Electric shock0
Machinery related injury11
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)4
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting and handling injuries91
Assault25
Slip, trip or fall91
Struck against11
Hit by vehicle5
Hit by object28
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator