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

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

We have helped injured people in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

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

Calculate my 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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Road accident claims in Trowbridge

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Trowbridge or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car crash, our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

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Road accident compensation claims

Trowbridge work accident claims

Have you been injured at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a temp worker or a school teacher, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

Trowbridge clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Trowbridge.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Trowbridge public place accident claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you have been injured in an office or in a public pool, you may be able to claim.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

Read more:

Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Compensation for serious injuries

The Quittance team understand the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim should ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. The panel of specialist lawyers work with insurance providers and the legal system to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis, dioxin poisoning and head injuries.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Trowbridge No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Trowbridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Trowbridge and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Trowbridge?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Solicitor reviews in Trowbridge - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe leg injuries could vary between £77,825 and £110,000 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Trowbridge?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

What are the road accident statistics in Trowbridge

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Trowbridge are relatively common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,607. Accidents in Trowbridge in 2013 included collisions on the roundabout of the A363 and A361 mini-roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A361 and B3105 roundabout.

The panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Trowbridge.

What are the Trowbridge work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor