A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Highworth or anywhere in the country, Quittance 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?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Highworth

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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.

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Work accident claims in Highworth

Worker injured in accident

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
Undetermined262314
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

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Highworth

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, our 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.

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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.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

Highworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Highworth and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Highworth, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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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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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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