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
We have helped injured people in Wareham, Dorset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Wareham
Wareham drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's negligence.
Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Wareham's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wareham
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
HSE data expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Dorset workplace. They are typically related to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by tools in use or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken ankles experienced on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened in the local area.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to pesticide poisoning.
More claim types
We recognise the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim enables them to focus on recovery.
Wareham 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, Wareham 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 Wareham, 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.
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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Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of claims in Wareham?
We are a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Wareham, Dorset and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people in Dorset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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.
Comparing Wareham personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is considerable.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £8,676 for a fractured index finger might vary from £5,206 to £7,375.
Further reading Compare solicitors
Will I need to instruct a local legal firm?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm that offers national medical coverage as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
What are the road accident statistics in Wareham
The panel of trained personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Wareham.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Wareham are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 23 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1047 slight accidents in 2013 in Dorset (Total events were 1269 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276.
What are the Wareham work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work injury statistics for the Purbeck Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Government:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Purbeck Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||1|
|Fall from height||5|
|Injured by an animal||3|
|Slip or trip||23|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Struck by object||2|
|Trapped under falling object||0|
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.