Our Personal Injury Services

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

What caused your injury?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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Am I entitled to make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Salisbury road accident claims

Road accidents in Salisbury are quite common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1042 road accidents in Wiltshire in 2021 (804 slight accidents, 215 accidents and 23 fatal accidents). Incidents in the Salisbury area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A345 and A36 roundabout and on the A36 and A30 roundabout.

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Salisbury, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

whether you were hurt in a car crash on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

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Road accident compensation claims

Salisbury work accident claims

In 2021, there were 391 non-fatal work accidents and 5 fatalities in Wiltshire, based on official records.

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a roofer or a baggage handler, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Salisbury?

Wiltshire work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other13%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related3%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Exposed to fire1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)11%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4%
Lifting and handling injuries24%
Physical assault4%
Slip or trip24%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object10%
Trapped underneath something1%

Salisbury clinical negligence claims

When a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Salisbury, including Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Salisbury public place accident claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you were hurt on an uneven pavement or on a wet floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim.

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

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Serious injury compensation claims

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries or amputations.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Salisbury and cross the UK.

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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

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Salisbury?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Salisbury and Wiltshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a bicycle accident or in a public place.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Salisbury solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and personal recommendations can make it easier to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor