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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help

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

Do I have a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 Twyford

You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Twyford's roads because of another road user's negligence.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Twyford's roads, the Quittance road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Twyford

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or developed RSI, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive data underscore the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the Berkshire workplace. They are typically the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by a falling object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Wokingham local authority) accident claims injuries such as bruised legs suffered on spillages are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, to make a complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to pesticide poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Twyford 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, Twyford 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Twyford?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Twyford, Berkshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Berkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Twyford solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

The difference in success fees between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £36,780 for serious hand injuries can vary from £22,068 to £31,263.

Further reading - How much can you claim?

Do you need to go with a local Twyford legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not especially important as cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

You will need to choose a company that provides national medical coverage as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What are the road accident statistics in Twyford

Quittance's network of knowledgeable injury lawyers are experienced in getting optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Twyford.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Twyford are relatively common. Official statistics show 1 fatal accidents, 52 serious accidents and 262 slight accidents in 2013 in Wokingham (Total events were 315 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 359. Accidents in the Twyford region in 2013 included collisions on the A4 and A3032 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A3032 and A321 crossroads.

Work accident statistics in Twyford

The latest 2019 accident at work stats for the Wokingham Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General13
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)4
Fall from height (scaffolding)7
Animal related1
Lifting and handling injuries17
Assault8
Slip, trip, fall same level31
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object7
Trapped underneath something2

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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