Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Melksham or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
The solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.
How to pick the right solicitor for your compensation claim
Instructing the best lawyer for your case is an important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Melksham (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to ensure you instruct the most appropriate one for your case?
Do you need to choose a local Melksham solicitor ?
The location of the solicitor is not very critical as injury cases now tend to be conducted by phone and email.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near Melksham as you will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.
Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?
Comparing Melksham personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The difference in the level of fees between different lawyers is considerable.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £9,404 for a fractured femur might vary from £5,642 to £7,993.
What kinds of cases does Quittance conduct?
Our panel of solicitors have assisted individuals get compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to asthma caused by colophony.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Wiltshire in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes such as being struck by moving machinery or an electrocution accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on raised kerb stones are also common with slips having happened on Dowding Way and on Church Street.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted Claimants injured at work, from metal workers to mechanical engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information in the Melksham local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||13||8||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||62||48||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||23||21||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||222||140||141|
|Slip or trip||207||173||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||14|
|Struck by object||74||41||60|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||3|
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have decades of experience in achieving the highest damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Melksham.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Melksham are common. Gov. uk statistics show 17 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 1283 slight accidents in 2013 in Wiltshire (Total events were 1474 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,607. Incidents in the Melksham area in 2013 included crashes on the A365 and A350 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A3102 and A350 roundabout.
Clinical and medical negligence in Melksham
Medical negligence (which is now more accurately called clinical negligence) is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of solicitors covering Melksham have helped with compensation claims filed against the health service that include Melksham Community Hospital, Spa Road, Melksham, SN12 7NZ.
Melksham solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on a Claimant and their family. Quittance work hard for compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of expert solicitors have helped families receive damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, major surgical negligence and lung cancer.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Melksham
Lawyers looking after claims in Melksham generally work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your lawyer from charging any fees if they lose the case.
Will the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there will be no catch. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as possible. Information can help you to make the right choice for you.
Get answers to common questions in the FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
Once you have decided to proceed, you can start a personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via the online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer or have more questions first, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.