Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
If you live in Swindon or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within three years.
In order to win a Swindon 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.
Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be offered through a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you
Finding the best legal expert for your legal matter is the most important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement.
How do you make certain you select the most appropriate firm for 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.
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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.
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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.
Injury compensation cases we handle
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Swindon. We can assist with injuries including:
Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people, from scaffolding erectors to seismic interpreters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident data for the Swindon local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Swindon Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||6||1||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||19||20||18|
|Injured by an animal||4||1||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||132||63||63|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||89||84||78|
|Hit by vehicle||9||6||9|
|Struck by object||46||31||17|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Road accidents in Swindon
Our network of road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in securing the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Swindon.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Swindon are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 521 accidents (452 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Swindon council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 550. Accidents in the Swindon region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B4006 and A4312 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A4312 and A313 junction.
Medical negligence in Swindon
Medical negligence - which is now more precisely referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider, either NHS or private. A typical example might be a medical misdiagnosis claim. Quittance's expert panel of lawyers covering Wiltshire and Swindon have helped people with legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals that include BMI The Ridgeway Hospital, Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9DD.
Swindon serious injury compensation claims
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. Our 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.
Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to toluene exposure.
Slip, trip and fall 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.
Swindon No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
When you win your claim, the costs for your solicitor will be paid by the losing party. In the event that your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means that their legal costs will not be charged.
Will there be any additional costs?
Some firms could levy extra costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Find more answers without picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Get a compensation claim underway
Once you have made the choice to proceed, you can start your compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using our contact form here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.