Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Thornbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Thornbury
You should be able to claim compensation if you are injured in an accident on Thornbury's roads because of another road user's negligence.
Whether you were hurt in a collision, or have been involved in a cycling accident, our expert team are here. This guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Thornbury
Have you been injured at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to welders lung.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury has a major effect on an individual. We work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs. Our network of law firms have aided people recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include cerebral palsy and degloving injuries.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Thornbury 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, Thornbury 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 Thornbury, 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.
Advice and help
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Thornbury?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Thornbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, get compensation.
In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Thornbury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive when considering which solicitor to work with.
Read Solicitor reviews
Will I need to go with a local lawyer?
The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical coverage as claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.
The contrast in the amount of success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is enormous.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £8,399 for moderate shoulder injuries can range from £5,039 to £7,139.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
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.