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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Malmesbury, Wiltshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether causation can be established.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

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

Calculate my injury compensation

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 Malmesbury

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Malmesbury, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our expert team can help. This guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Malmesbury work accident claims

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a care assistant or a factory worker, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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work accident claims

Malmesbury clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Malmesbury, including Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Malmesbury Occupiers liability injury claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a public pool, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Serious injury compensation

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Malmesbury No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Malmesbury injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

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

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Malmesbury and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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).

What are the road accident statistics in Malmesbury

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.

Work accident statistics in Malmesbury

The most recent 2019 accident at work figures in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) are published under legislation by the Government as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Wiltshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other74
Electricity related2
Machinery related15
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire5
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)4
Fall from height (scaffolding)63
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)22
Lifting and handling injuries141
Physical assault24
Slip or trip144
Struck against18
Struck by moving vehicle14
Struck by object60
Trapped underneath something3

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor