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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured claimants in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

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

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether causation can be established.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Road accident claims in Bradford On Avon

Drivers, pedestrians and riders can claim compensation if they are injured on Bradford On Avon's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Bradford On Avon's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our specialist team are here. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bradford on Avon

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you slipped a disc or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Wiltshire workplace in 2015. They are typically the precursor to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by a falling object or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on spillages are also common with trips having occurred on Winsley Rd and on Tyning Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. We work for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes damages for medical and care costs.

Quittance's panel of solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to eye injuries.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bradford on Avon 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, Bradford on Avon 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 Bradford on Avon, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance?

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Bradford on Avon?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Wiltshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including whiplash and building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Check Bradford On Avon solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.

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Will I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly critical as cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a firm that has national medical coverage as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Bradford on Avon

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bradford On Avon are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,607. Incidents in the Bradford On Avon region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A363 and B3105 junction and on the single carriageway of the B3105 and B3109 crossroads.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining optimum damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Bradford On Avon.

Work accident statistics in Bradford On Avon

The latest 2019 injury and illness figures in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other74
Electricity related2
Machinery related15
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire5
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)4
Fall from height (scaffolding)63
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)22
Lifting and handling injuries141
Physical assault24
Slip or trip144
Struck against18
Struck by moving vehicle14
Struck by object60
Trapped underneath something3

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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