Personal injury claims

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

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

How were you injured?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Vehicle accidents in Tewkesbury are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 990 road accidents in Gloucestershire. 665 slight accidents, 301 accidents and 24 fatalities occurred on Gloucestershire's roads in 2021.

If you have been injured on Tewkesbury's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:

  • As driver or passenger
  • On a motorbike or bicycle
  • As a pedestrian
  • On public transport

Whether you have been involved riding a bike, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, we're here to help. Our road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Tewkesbury work injury claims

There were 0 fatalities and 76 other work accidents in Tewkesbury in 2021.

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.

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a carpenter or a nurse, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Claim work accident compensation

How common are work accidents in Tewkesbury?

Work accidents in Tewkesbury (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified18%
Machinery related3%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)5%
Fall from height5%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting and carrying24%
Physical attack7%
Slip, trip, fall same level25%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Struck by object10%

Tewkesbury medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Tewkesbury.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Tewkesbury public place accident claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred on a public highway or in a shopping centre, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Tewkesbury and cross the UK.

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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:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Tewkesbury?

Whether you live in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred at your workplace, in a bicycle accident or in a supermarket our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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 solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor