A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Salisbury or anywhere in the country, we can are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

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Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

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What is my claim worth?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Salisbury

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Salisbury

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from plasterers to records managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident statistics for the Wiltshire local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other989174
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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Other claims we handle

Serious injury lawyers acting in Salisbury

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.

Our 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.

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Slip and trip injuries

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.

Medical negligence in Salisbury

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.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from dermatitis claims to siderosis (welders lung).

Read more about Industrial disease claims

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Salisbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Salisbury and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Salisbury, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In many cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. In cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.

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.

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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.

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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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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