Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
If you live in Westbury or anywhere in the country, our lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Westbury, a successful compensation claim has these key elements. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the solicitor.
What to consider when picking the right personal injury solicitor
In most cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and in serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.
The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £16,350 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems can range from £9,810 to £13,897.
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Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, 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 should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Read Westbury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to work with.
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Injury compensation claims our panel of lawyers conducts in Westbury
Our panel of specialist lawyers have helped individuals in Westbury and Wiltshire whose circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Westbury are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,607.
Our panel of proficient road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Westbury.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Safety figures stress the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury in the Wiltshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred in the area.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from building site contractors to town and country planners, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Wiltshire local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||13||8||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||62||48||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||23||21||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||222||140||141|
|Slip or trip||207||173||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||14|
|Struck by object||74||41||60|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||3|
Lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from mesolthelioma to Vibration White Finger.
Medical negligence in Westbury
Medical negligence - which is now more accurately called Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other medical provider, NHS or private. Our panel of solicitors covering Wiltshire and Westbury have assisted with legal cases filed against the health service including Warminster Community Hospital, The Avenue, BA12 8QS.
Serious injury experts handling compensation in Westbury
The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by the Courts when determining how much compensation to pay. By limiting the financial stress a major injury puts on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have helped people receive damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to lung cancer.
Westbury No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
If you win your compensation claim, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the losing party. If you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall never have to pay your solicitor's costs if the injury claim be unsuccessful. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you choose a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as possible. This will help you make the best choice for your future.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
Start a claim
You can start your compensation claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to talk to a personal injury solicitor.
If you have anything else to ask before making a decision, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.