Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Marlborough, Wiltshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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

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 Marlborough

You can claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Marlborough's roads because of another driver's behaviour.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash on Marlborough's roads, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Marlborough

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

More about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to MEK poisoning.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical change compensation will make to people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured person so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have aided claimants claim compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to back injuries.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Marlborough 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, Marlborough 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 Marlborough, 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

How we can help

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 is your track record of winning claims in Marlborough?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Marlborough, Wiltshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across Wiltshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Read Marlborough solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to act for you.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do I need to choose a local Marlborough injury lawyer ?

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

It is however necessary to choose a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.

See : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Marlborough

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Marlborough are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,607.

Our network of certified no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Marlborough.

Work accident statistics in Marlborough

The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures for the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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