A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Malmesbury or anywhere in the UK, we can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

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

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your solicitor should consider how your injury claim will relate to these issues.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Malmesbury

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from gardeners to logistics/distribution managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work figures in the Wiltshire local authority are published under legislation by the Government as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Malmesbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Malmesbury are relatively 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. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,607. Incidents in the Malmesbury area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A429 and B4014 junction and on the single carriageway of the B4040 and A429 roundabout.

Our network of specialist road traffic accident injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum awards for claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Malmesbury.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Medical negligence in Malmesbury

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, to make a formal complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to chronic silicosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Wiltshire workplace. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by another person or an electrocution accident. Public place (Wiltshire local authority) accident claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on potholes are also common with recent slips having occurred on the Street and on High St.

Serious injury solicitors serving Malmesbury

The lasting impact of a serious injury is acknowledged by the Courts when they are calculating injury compensation. By reducing the stress severe injury puts on a claimant, injury compensation enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Malmesbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Malmesbury and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Malmesbury and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Malmesbury?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Malmesbury, Wiltshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Wiltshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Choosing a suitable personal injury lawyer for your case is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

How can you make certain you select the ideal one to advise you?

Malmesbury personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reading reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to go with.

Read more : Reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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 a wrist fracture, for example, ranges from ?2,860 to ?3,850 (based on 2015 market data).

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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