A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Marlborough or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

A no-obligation phone consultation with a Marlborough-specialist solicitor can provide answers and advice.

Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Marlborough

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from lathe operators to management consultants, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Wiltshire local authority 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 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

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Road traffic accident claims in Marlborough

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury specialists in Marlborough

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.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Marlborough

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.

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Industrial disease

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

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Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Wiltshire workplace. They are often the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with slips and trips having happened on High St and on Church St.

Marlborough 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 Marlborough and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Marlborough and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Instructing the most suitable personal injury solicitor to help you is a key step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Marlborough (SRA 2015 figures) - how can you make sure you instruct the ideal one to represent you?

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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?

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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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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