Have you been hurt 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.

How did your injury happen?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

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Road accident claims in Trowbridge

Official gov.uk data shows there were 1042 road accidents in Wiltshire in 2021 (804 slight accidents, 215 accidents and 23 fatal accidents). 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.

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

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

Per 100,000 workers, there were 200 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Wiltshire in 2021.

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

How common are work accidents in Trowbridge?

Wiltshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other13%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related3%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Exposed to fire1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)11%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4%
Lifting and handling injuries24%
Physical assault4%
Slip or trip24%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object10%
Trapped underneath something1%

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.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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.

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

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

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many Trowbridge injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, at work or as a result of a missed diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Trowbridge solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor