Decades of experience helping accident victims

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

What happened?

The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I have a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident 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 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Wells road accident claims

Department of Transport data shows there were 967 road accidents in Somerset in 2021, including 782 slight accidents, 164 accidents and 21 fatalities.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Regardless of whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, we can help. Our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Wells

Official HSE statistics show that there were 2 fatal and 549 non-fatal work accidents in Somerset in 2021 (382 led to 7+ days off work).

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a retail worker or a firefighter, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Wells work accidents?

HSE-reported Somerset work accidentsReported Injuries
Not specified11%
Machinery related4%
Explosion related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)2%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)2%
Lifting33%
Assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level24%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by falling object11%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Medical negligence claims in Wells

Clinical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Wells.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Wells

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether your accident occurred in a supermarket or on a pavement, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain injuries or amputations. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Wells and cross the UK.

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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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Wells?

Whether you live in Wells, Somerset or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to a negligent diagnosis or on a bicycle our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Wells injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator