Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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:
Tewkesbury road accident claims
You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you are injured on Tewkesbury's roads as the result of another road user's negligence.
It does not matter whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Tewkesbury's roads, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, we're here to help. Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tewkesbury
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Recorded statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Gloucestershire and the UK. They are sometimes lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent falls having occurred in the area.
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
Quittance understand the difference a successful claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment. The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors correspond with medical experts, Courts and insurance companies, helping to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.
Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Tewkesbury 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, Tewkesbury 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 Tewkesbury, 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.
The Quittance Team
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of winning claims in Tewkesbury?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and factory accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Tewkesbury personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Reading reviews can be helpful when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Are Tewkesbury claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
What are the road accident statistics in Tewkesbury
Quittance's network of road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Tewkesbury.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Tewkesbury are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.
Tewkesbury work accident statistics
The latest 2019 injury and illness figures for the Tewkesbury Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Tewkesbury Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||4|
|Fall from height||4|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||0|
|Lifting and carrying||21|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||22|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Struck by object||9|
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.