Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

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

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Winchcombe road accident claims

Winchcombe road users have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Winchcombe's roads, the Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Winchcombe

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Official statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in Gloucestershire. These types of accident are quite often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with street falls having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to silicosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Winchcombe 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, Winchcombe 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 Winchcombe, Gloucestershire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many Winchcombe claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants across Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Winchcombe personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to instruct.

See Solicitor reviews

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is huge.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £19,293 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems can range from £11,576 to £16,399.

Additional reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do you need to go with a local solicitor ?

The location of a law firm is less important as cases can be conducted by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a firm with medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Winchcombe

Our network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Winchcombe.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Winchcombe are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.

Winchcombe work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident at work figures for the Cheltenham Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Cheltenham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known26
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury5
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1
Fall from height18
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting30
Assault3
Slip, trip or fall32
Struck against1
Hit by vehicle3
Struck by object5
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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