Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Windsor, Berkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
If you were hurt 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 exceptions?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether causation can be established.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Windsor road accident claims
If you are hurt on Windsor's roads because of the negligence of another driver, you have the right to claim compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision on Windsor's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we can help. Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Windsor
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers rather than financial compensation. You can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to solvent exposure.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining compensation. Quittance's team fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of expert law firms for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious and catastrophic include dioxin poisoning and brain injuries.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Windsor 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, Windsor 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 Windsor, Berkshire 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 do I start a claim?
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 experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Windsor?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Windsor, Berkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Berkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Windsor personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.
Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews
The difference in the amount of success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £16,351 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could conceivably vary from £9,810 to £13,898.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
Are Windsor claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.