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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

Our personal injury services

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

Do I have a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a minor was injured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 calculator

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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Calne road accident claims

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Calne's roads as the result of a careless road user.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Calne's roads, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, the Quittance useful guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Calne

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

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Official statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Wiltshire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often connected to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Wiltshire local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae happening on spillages are also common with recent slips having happened on Quemerford and on Phelps Parade.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team understand the change injury compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. A claim should ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped people claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error and lung cancer.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Calne 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, Calne 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 Calne, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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 experience do you have of claims in Calne?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Calne, Wiltshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not particularly critical as injury cases are usually conducted by phone and email.

However, you should go with a company that has a national network as you will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Calne personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can be enlightening when considering which lawyer to go with.

See Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Calne

Our network of accredited solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Calne.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Calne are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal 17 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 1283 slight accidents in 2013 in Wiltshire (Total events were 1474 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,607.

What are the Calne work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness information in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

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.

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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