A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Highworth or anywhere in the country, Quittance can can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe, disabling elbow injuries could vary between £31,625 and £44,330 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need to instruct a local Highworth injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not especially important as injury cases can be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should go with a firm with national medical coverage as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical exam.

More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Look into Highworth solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to act for you.

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Compensation claims we conduct in Highworth and Wiltshire

Quittance's network of experienced lawyers represent people in Highworth and Wiltshire whose circumstances resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries sustained by Highworth residents include:

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from mesolthelioma to asthma caused by colophony.

Road traffic claims

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Highworth are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 17 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 1283 slight accidents in 2013 in Wiltshire (Total events were 1474 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,607.

Our panel of certified personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Highworth.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to homeless workers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness information for the Vale of White Horse local authority are compiled under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Vale of White Horse Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury111
Machinery related injury494
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)212
Fall from height15138
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)364
Manual handling594230
Physical attack310
Slip, trip or fall523840
Struck against631
Struck by moving vehicle500
Hit by object10139

Highworth specialists for serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a major impact on an injured person and their family. A claim will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors correspond with insurance companies and the Courts to ensure Claimants affected by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries considered to be serious include lung cancer and cerebral palsy.

Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the Wiltshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Vale of White Horse local authority) cases for injuries like facial scarring sustained on slippery pavements are also common with recent slips and trips having happened in the local area.

Clinical negligence in Highworth

Clinical negligence (in the past known as called medical negligence) is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. An illustration of this might be a care home injury compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Highworth have worked on claims made against health services that include Fairford Hospital, The Croft, GL7 4BB.

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Highworth

No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, cover Claimants in Highworth from a requirement to settle solicitors' fees if they do not win their compensation claim.

Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise

No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With a No Win, No Fee, there will be no catch.

Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more about your claim

Before you decide to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information as you can. Information helps you make the right choice for your future.

If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.

Ready to make your personal injury claim?

Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin a claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start a compensation claim online.

Quittance's specialist team can help. If you have further questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.