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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured claimants in Chippenham, Wiltshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I 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 (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether causation can be established.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Chippenham road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Chippenham's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Chippenham's roads, our specialist team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chippenham

You may be able to make an accident at work 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 injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Wiltshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on New Rd and on Market Place.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events rather than claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Chippenham 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, Chippenham 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 Chippenham, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Your questions answered

Our specialist solicitors have 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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Chippenham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Chippenham, Wiltshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the right lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not especially important as cases are typically run remotely.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as you will have to go to an independent medical examination.

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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Comparing injury solicitors in Chippenham - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Chippenham

Quittance's group of skilled legal advisors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum awards for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Chippenham.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Chippenham are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,607. Accidents in the Chippenham area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A420 and A350 roundabout and on the A4 and B4528 roundabout.

What are the Chippenham work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident at work data in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted 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 Quittance’s 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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