Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I 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.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Stonehouse road accident claims

You have the right to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Stonehouse's roads because of a negligent driver.

No matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Stonehouse's roads, we can assist. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stonehouse

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Officially reported figures show that slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often connected to injuries recorded in another category like being struck by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on pavement ice are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to welding rod fumes exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the critical difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

By limiting the financial stress a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, a claim allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped people impacted by serious accidents. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and hydrocarbon poisoning.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Stonehouse 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, Stonehouse 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 Stonehouse, Gloucestershire 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

Friendly and professional advice

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

What experience do you have of winning claims in Stonehouse?

Quittance is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, get compensation.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free 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.

Stonehouse personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers can differ.

Online reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The disparity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £32,597 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome can vary from £19,558 to £27,707.

Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do I need a local Stonehouse injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not very important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

You will need to select a law firm with a national network as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More - Do I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Stonehouse

Accidents involving vehicles in Stonehouse are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,168.

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the best compensation for claimants hurt in a car accident in Stonehouse.

Stonehouse work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work accident data for the Stroud Local Authority (2013/14) are published under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified16
Electrocution1
Machinery related injury8
Exposed to explosion1
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)1
Fall from height9
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and carrying21
Assault5
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)32
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by falling object10

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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