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

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Every year, we help injured people in Ventnor, Isle of Wight and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are various 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 defendant is uninsured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Ventnor

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Ventnor or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our specialist team can help. our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Ventnor work accident claims

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a nurse or an agency worker, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Read more:

Work accident claims

Ventnor clinical negligence claims

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Ventnor, including Isle Of Wight NHS Trust (St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight).

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation claims

Ventnor Occupiers liability injury claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you were injured at an airport or on a pothole, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

Read more:

Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Compensation for serious injuries

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from mesothelioma to welding rod fumes exposure.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Ventnor No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Ventnor injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Ventnor, Isle of Wight and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Ventnor and cross the UK.

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

How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Ventnor?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Ventnor, the Isle of Wight and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout the Isle of Wight get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents on the road.

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

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will I need to go with a local Ventnor injury lawyer?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will be expected to attend a medical exam.

More on : What is the process for attending a medical?

Read Ventnor solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start when mulling over which solicitor to work with.

See Solicitor reviews

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Ventnor

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee solicitors have vast experience in getting optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Ventnor.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Ventnor are relatively common with a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 427.

Ventnor work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness data in the Isle of Wight Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General18
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related1
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)2
Fall from height12
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and handling injuries31
Physical attack3
Slip or trip46
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object14

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

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor