A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Chippenham or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.

For most claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor.

Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Chippenham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Chippenham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants injured at work, from scaffolding erectors to clinical scientists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data in the Wiltshire local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related452
Machinery related293015
Explosion related (e.g. gas)020
Exposed to fire205
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1384
Fall from height (scaffolding)624863
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)232122
Lifting and handling injuries222140141
Physical assault301624
Slip or trip207173144
Struck against262218
Struck by moving vehicle11714
Struck by object744160
Trapped underneath something213

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Serious injury

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

Clinical negligence in Chippenham

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

Chippenham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Chippenham and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Chippenham, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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