Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you are based in Calne or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.
In order to win a Calne personal injury case, it must be proven that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Making your claim as soon as possible will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by the lawyer.
Advice for those seeking an injury lawyer
In many cases a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises prospective Claimants.
E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded £28,002 for chronic asthma could vary from £16,801 to £23,802.
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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.
Legal claims Quittance handles in Calne
Quittance's panel of experienced lawyers help clients receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
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.
Accidents at work
We have helped Claimants, from construction workers to archivists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness information in the Wiltshire local authority made available under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||13||8||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||62||48||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||23||21||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||222||140||141|
|Slip or trip||207||173||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||14|
|Struck by object||74||41||60|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||3|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) 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, mororbikes 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.
Clinical negligence in Calne
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is the term used to describe a failing by a hospital or other healthcare professional. An example could be a negligent nursing compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Calne have handled legal cases filed against health services that include Chippenham Community Hospital, Rowden Hill, Chippenham, SN15 2AJ.
Slip and trip accidents
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.
Calne No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements cover clients from a requirement to settle their legal fees if their case is not successful.
Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?
Some firms could impose additional costs if the case does not complete. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to make a compensation claim, or you can begin the injury claim online.
Speak to the Quittance panel of experts today for more information about the process. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.