Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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 kinds of claims for compensation do you conduct in Chippenham?
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injuries in Chippenham. Quittance can assist with injuries including:
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||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|
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.
Clinical negligence in Chippenham
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a GP or any other medical provider, private or NHS. An example could be a birth injury claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Wiltshire and Chippenham have helped Claimants with claims made against NHS and private hospitals including Chippenham Community Hospital, Rowden Hill, Chippenham, SN15 2AJ.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Chippenham
Quittances 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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of compensation claims in Chippenham
CFAs (or No Win, No Fee agreements) guard Chippenham Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not win their compensation claim.
A success fee will be charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is deducted from your compensation award and will be usually 25%.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as possible. Answers can help you make the best choice for you.
Get answers to questions on our FAQ page.
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You can start your claim for compensation online here or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
Quittance's team of experts are ready to help. If you need more information, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.