Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured claimants in Wimborne Minster, Dorset and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Wimborne Minster road accident claims
Drivers can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Wimborne Minster's roads due to another party's negligence.
Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Wimborne Minster's roads, or were hurt in a collision, our team can help. This guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wimborne Minster
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you had a fall or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported data reveal that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Dorset and the UK in 2015. They are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise 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: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
The lasting effect of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating compensation. Our network of specialist solicitors fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of expert solicitor firms correspond with the Courts and insurance providers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Wimborne Minster 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, Wimborne Minster 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 Wimborne Minster, 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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is your track record of injury claims in Wimborne Minster?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Wimborne Minster, Dorset and across the country, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Dorset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Injury lawyer reviews in Wimborne Minster - Tips for comparing firms
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
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 a severe thumb dislocation, for example, ranges from £3,190 to £5,500 (based on 2015 market data).
Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer?
Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a company that offers a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
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.