A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Trowbridge or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

To win a Trowbridge personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist lawyer.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Trowbridge

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Our 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.

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Work accident claims in Trowbridge

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people injured in an accident, from warehouse assistants to transportation planners, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness figures in the Wiltshire local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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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Other claims we handle

Slips and trips

HSE statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Wiltshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on poorly maintained paths are also common with slips and trips having happened in the local area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from dermatitis claims to solvent exposure.

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Serious injury lawyers acting in Trowbridge

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. Our 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.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Trowbridge

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

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Trowbridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Trowbridge and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Trowbridge, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

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

Our 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the right personal injury solicitor for you

Instructing a suitable legal team for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Trowbridge - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate company for your specific circumstances?

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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