A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Warminster or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

To win a Warminster personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Warminster

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to transportation planners, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident information for the Warminster local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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 Warminster

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of trained road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Warminster.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Warminster are common. Gov.uk statistics show 17 fatal accidents, 174 serious accidents and 1283 slight accidents in 2013 in Wiltshire (Total events were 1474 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,607. Accidents in Warminster in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A36 and A350 roundabout and on the A36 and B3414 roundabout.

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Other claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident at work in Wiltshire in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened recently.

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an affected individual. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of expert law firms have aided people recover damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to concussion.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to vibration white finger.

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Clinical negligence in Warminster

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim. You can write to Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Warminster No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Warminster and throughout the UK.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Warminster, from short-term injury cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Warminster?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Warminster, Wiltshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people in Wiltshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you

Instructing the best legal expert to act for you is the most important step towards getting the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Warminster SRA website 2015), what is the best way to ensure you instruct the most appropriate law firm for your needs?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe toe injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?17,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Are Warminster claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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.

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

Read Warminster solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching reviews can certainly be instructive when contemplating which lawyer to act for you.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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