Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Yateley, Hampshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us 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:
Road accident claims in Yateley
Yateley drivers and other road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Yateley's roads, or were injured in a hit-and-run, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Yateley
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you tore a ligament or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
HSE data reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Bracknell Forest local authority) compensation claims for injuries like sprained wrists sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred in the local area.
Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to make a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to siderosis.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Yateley 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, Yateley 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 Yateley, Hampshire 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.
We are here to help
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 injury claims in Yateley?
We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Yateley, Hampshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient 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.
Read Yateley personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Reading reviews can certainly help build a picture when deciding which solicitor to select.
Do I need a local legal firm?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are usually handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a severe pain disorder could vary between £34,100 and £50,930 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.