Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Yatton, Somerset and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. 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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Yatton road accident claims

If you were injured in an accident on Yatton's roads due to the actions of another driver, you may be able to claim injury compensation.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision on Yatton's roads, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, our expert team can help. This expert guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Yatton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Safety statistics show that slips and trips are still the most common accident at work in North Somerset and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (North Somerset local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken ankles happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to welding rod fumes exposure.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical change a compensation claim can make to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have aided people affected by serious accidents.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Yatton 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, Yatton 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 Yatton, Somerset 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

How we can 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Yatton?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Yatton, Somerset and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not particularly critical as cases are usually run by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Read Yatton solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to go with.

Read more Solicitor reviews

The diversity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £42,559 for a severe pain disorder could conceivably vary from £25,535 to £36,175.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Yatton

Quittance's group of trained no win, no fee lawyers have years of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Yatton.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Yatton are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 509.

What are the Yatton work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident figures in the North Somerset Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known25
Electricity related0
Machinery related7
0
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)2
Fall from height (scaffolding)14
Injured by an animal1
Lifting52
Physical assault8
Slip, trip or fall57
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object27
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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