A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Tidworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 20, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Tidworth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from lathe operators to tourism officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics in the Wiltshire local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:

Work 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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Road traffic accident claims in Tidworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of proficient solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Tidworth.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Tidworth are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,607.

Read more: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Tidworth

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for answers instead of a compensation award. To make a complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the Wiltshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to injuries filed under a different category such as being struck by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken toes experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened recently.

Tidworth specialists for serious injury claims

The Quittance team understand the difference compensation will make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. Our panel of solicitors work hard for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

Our network of solicitors work with the Defendant's representatives, doctors and health professionals and insurers to ensure families impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from industrial deafness to pleural thickening.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Tidworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Tidworth and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Tidworth, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Tidworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Tidworth, Wiltshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including whiplash and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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

It can take months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Reviews for lawyers in Tidworth

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?8,674 for a fractured index finger could conceivably vary from ?5,204 to ?7,373.

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Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Tidworth?

The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

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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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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