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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Swindon, Wiltshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Swindon road accident claims

Swindon road users have the right to claim compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Swindon's roads, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, Quittance's expert guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Swindon

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

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

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Reported figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Wiltshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Swindon local authority) legal claims for injuries such as sprained wrists occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to toluene exposure.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference compensation makes to people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. Compensation will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery. The panel of solicitors work with insurers and the Courts, helping to ensure claimants affected by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from head injuries to amputation.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Swindon 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, Swindon 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 Swindon, 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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FAQs

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Swindon?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Swindon, Wiltshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Swindon personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can certainly be informative if you are trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

Read more Solicitor reviews

The contrast in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises prospective claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £19,288 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems can vary from £11,573 to £16,395.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Are Swindon claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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