Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Stroud, Gloucestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Road accident claims in Stroud

You should be able to claim compensation if you were injured in an accident on Stroud's roads due to the behaviour of another driver.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Stroud's roads, this guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stroud

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

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide 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 Safety data show that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by hand tools in use or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries like fractured vertebrae happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to mercury poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the change an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. The panel of lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have aided families recover damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to asbestosis.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Stroud 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, Stroud 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 Stroud, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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 Stroud claims?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Stroud, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as easy 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.

Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not particularly critical as cases can be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

More - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Stroud personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be revealing when considering which lawyer to go with.

Read more - Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Stroud

Quittance's network of skilled litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people injured in a road accident in Stroud.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Stroud are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.

Work accident statistics in Stroud

The latest 2019 work injury data in the Stroud Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Work 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.

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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