Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

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

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Salisbury, Wiltshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Salisbury road accident claims

You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you are hurt on Salisbury's roads as the result of another driver's negligence.

Whether you were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Salisbury's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Salisbury

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

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Official figures emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident in the Wiltshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by tools in use or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained paths are also common with street falls having happened on Pembroke Rd and on Barrington Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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 injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, to raise a complaint against Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury.

By limiting the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person, an injury claim allows individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation.

The panel of specialist solicitors engage with insurance providers and Courts, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include hydrocarbon poisoning and concussion.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Salisbury 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, Salisbury 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 Salisbury, 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

Friendly and professional advice

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 handling claims in Salisbury?

We are a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Salisbury, Wiltshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Do you need a local solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is less important as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.

You will need to go with a law firm with medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The contrast in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £79,509 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can range from £47,705 to £67,583.

See : Get a quote

Comparing Salisbury personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Salisbury

Quittance's network of certified road traffic accident (RTA) litigators are experienced in getting maximum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Salisbury.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Salisbury are common with statistics showing a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,607. 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.

What are the Salisbury work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 work accident statistics for the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported 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

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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