Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Amesbury, Wiltshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- 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. 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 circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
A short phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Amesbury road accident claims
You have the right to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Amesbury's roads as the result of another road user's behaviour.
It does not matter if you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Amesbury
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.
However your injury occurred, whether you a builder hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Official data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in Wiltshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists sustained on spillages are also common with street falls having happened on the Packway and on Salisbury St.
When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for answers as opposed to a compensation award. You can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims
More claim types
The Quittance team recognise the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.
The panel of law firms have helped families claim compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic range from degloving injuries to deep vein thrombosis.
Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Amesbury 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, Amesbury 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 Amesbury, Wiltshire 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.
The Quittance Team
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
Frequently asked questions
How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Amesbury?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Amesbury, Wiltshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Wiltshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to scaffolding accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
What should be considered when comparing Amesbury solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
Will I need to instruct a local Amesbury injury lawyer?
The location of a law firm is less relevant as injury cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?
What are the road accident statistics in Amesbury
Quittance's panel of best of breed no win no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving the best compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Amesbury.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Amesbury are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,607.
Work accident statistics in Amesbury
The latest 2019 accident data in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Exposed to fire||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||141|
|Slip or trip||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14|
|Struck by object||60|
|Trapped underneath something||3|
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.