Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Verwood, Dorset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of 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 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:
Verwood road accident claims
Verwood road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt as the result of someone else's actions.
Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident on Verwood's roads, our team can help. Quittance's road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Verwood
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are only looking for answers instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to pleural thickening.
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on a claimant and their dependants.
By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured claimant, compensation helps claimants to prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped people recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include lead poisoning, concussion and birth negligence.
Verwood 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, Verwood 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 Verwood, Dorset 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.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
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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How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Verwood?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Verwood, Dorset and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people throughout Dorset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Verwood solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by solicitors can differ.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.
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Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke, for example, ranges from £4,290 to £10,175 (based on 2015 market data).
Will you need a local Verwood legal firm?
The location of a lawyers office is not particularly relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.
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.