Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How we can help you
We have helped hundreds of people in Weymouth, Dorset and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
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 where the injury occurred.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. 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 Weymouth
Drivers have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Weymouth's roads due to someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Weymouth's roads, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our specialist team can help. The Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Weymouth
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
You can raise a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. To make a complaint against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to vibration white finger.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the critical change a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a successful claim allows people to prioritise their rehabilitation.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims
Weymouth 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, Weymouth 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 Weymouth, 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.
How we can 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Weymouth?
We are a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Weymouth, Dorset and throughout the country, get compensation.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Dorset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Weymouth personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Online reviews can certainly be revealing when considering which solicitor to act for you.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Weymouth?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Weymouth
The panel of best of breed personal injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Weymouth.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Weymouth are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in the Weymouth region in 2013 included crashes on the B3157 and B3158 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B3154 and B3158 junction.
Work accident statistics in Weymouth
The most up to date 2019 work accident data for the West Dorset Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in West Dorset Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2|
|Fall from height||11|
|Injured by an animal||6|
|Lifting and carrying||34|
|Slip or trip||38|
|Hit by vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.