A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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

Do I have a claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to win a Devizes personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Devizes

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from kitchen workers to economists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information in the Wiltshire local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out 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 injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Devizes

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Devizes are quite common. 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 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,607.

Quittance's group of accredited no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Devizes.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Devizes

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages. 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 compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by isocyanates.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Wiltshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured ankles happening on tripping on a street are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Monday Market St and on Bath Rd.

Devizes specialists for serious injury compensation

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms communicate with doctors, the defendant's representatives and insurers, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

See: Serious injury compensation

Devizes 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 Devizes and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Devizes, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many Devizes claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Devizes, Wiltshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as easy and 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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?

It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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 knee injuries, for example, ranges from ?56,375 to ?77,770 (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.

Devizes solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can be informative if you are trying to decide which solicitor to choose.

Read : Quittance reviews

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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