Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Highworth, Wiltshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Highworth

Drivers and other road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Highworth's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Highworth's roads, our team can help. Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Highworth

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for answers rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Highworth No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Highworth injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Highworth, Wiltshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance Legal Services?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Highworth?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists claimants in Highworth, Wiltshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Wiltshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

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?

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.

Read more Reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Highworth

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Highworth are relatively frequent. Police reporters 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.

The 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.

What are the Highworth work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness information for the Vale of White Horse Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Vale of White Horse Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined14
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury4
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)2
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4
Manual handling30
Physical attack0
Slip, trip or fall40
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by object9

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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