Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Yeovil, Somerset and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- 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 other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.
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 Instant 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 Yeovil
If you have been injured on Yeovil's roads because of a negligent road user, you can make a claim for compensation.
No matter if you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, the Quittance expert guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Yeovil
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Government statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to accidents classified under another heading like being struck by moving machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (South Somerset local authority) legal claims for injuries such as torn ligaments happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened recently.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Yeovil District Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, to make a formal complaint against Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an affected individual and their family.
Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's network of specialist law firms for many years have helped people impacted by severe accidents.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims
Yeovil 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, Yeovil 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 Yeovil, 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.
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 is Quittance's track record of claims in Yeovil?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Yeovil, Somerset and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and car accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Check Yeovil solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by solicitors vary considerably.
Researching reviews can be informative when attempting to decide which lawyer to work with.
Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of hearing in one ear, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £25,300 to £36,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Are Yeovil claimants restricted to only local law firms?
You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
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.