A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Corsham or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome 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 knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Corsham personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Corsham solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Corsham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Corsham.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Corsham are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,607.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Corsham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants injured at work, from carpenters to classroom assistants, to claim compensation. Work injury statistics for the Wiltshire local authority are compiled under regulations by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority HSE)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

See: Work accident claims

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Corsham

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

See: Medical negligence claims

Serious injury

We understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Quittance work for maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of expert law firms engage with Courts, medical professionals and insurers ensuring people affected by major accidents get medical and financial support.

See: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Wiltshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of injuries recorded in another category like being struck by machinery, a carrying injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Westwells Rd and on High St.

Corsham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Corsham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Corsham, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Corsham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists claimants in Corsham, Wiltshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Guidance for injured people searching for a personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Corsham solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful if you are deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.

See Solicitor reviews

Will you need to go with a local legal firm ?

The location of a firm is less relevant as cases are typically run by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm with medical facilities near Corsham as you will have to attend a medical exam.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from ?15,510 to ?38,830 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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