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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Yate, Gloucestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Yate road accident claims

Yate cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt because of another party's actions.

No matter if you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved in a hit-and-run on Yate's roads, the Quittance expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Yate

If you were injured at work in the last three years, 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 no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Recorded statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are typically lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrical discharge accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened recently.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to mercury poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Yate 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, Yate 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 Yate, 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

Starting 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Yate?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Yate, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people in Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Will you need to instruct a local Yate injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as claimants will need to go to a medical exam.

More details : Do you have a local medical centre?

Yate personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative when considering which solicitor to go with.

Read Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Yate

Quittance's network of skilled no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in getting the highest settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Yate.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Yate are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 555. Incidents in the Yate area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A432 and B4059 junction and on the roundabout of the A432 and B4060 other junction.

Yate work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness information in the South Gloucestershire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known40
Electric shock injury0
Contact with machinery10
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and carrying75
Physical assault10
Slip or trip80
Struck against12
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object44
Trapped under falling object3

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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