Personal injury claims help and support

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.

How were you injured?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

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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).

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.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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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.

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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.

Windsor road accident claims

Vehicle accidents in Windsor are reasonably common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 258 road accidents in Berkshire in 2021 (201 slight accidents, 53 accidents and 4 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Windsor region in 2013 included car crashes on the A308 and A332 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B3026 and B3022 mini-roundabout.

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Windsor, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we can help. Our road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Windsor

In 2021, there were 183 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Berkshire.

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were injured while working as a miner or a school teacher, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Windsor work accidents?

Berkshire work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified14%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury5%
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1%
Fire related (e.g. scars)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)13%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)2%
Lifting and carrying19%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level23%
Struck against8%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped underneath something0%

Clinical negligence claims in Windsor

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Windsor.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in Windsor

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were injured when travelling on public transport or on council property, and a third party was responsible, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include head or spinal injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

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 Windsor 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 injury claimants in Windsor?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Windsor, Berkshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car collision or due to medical negligence.

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 solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Personal recommendations and online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator