Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Wiltshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Wiltshire
Wiltshire cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to claim compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's negligence.
No matter if you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Wiltshire's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our specialist team are here. This expert guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wiltshire
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.
More about Medical negligence claims
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from occupational asthma to pesticide poisoning.
More about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The lasting impact serious injury can have is acknowledged by the Courts when they are determining injury compensation.
By reducing the financial stress a serious injury places on a claimant, a compensation claim helps claimants to prioritise their recovery.
More about Serious injury claims
Wiltshire No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Wiltshire injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wiltshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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.
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 there will be nothing to pay.
Free, no obligation advice
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of claims in Wiltshire?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Wiltshire and across the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Wiltshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Wiltshire?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Comparing Wiltshire personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £8,678 for a fractured index finger might vary from £5,207 to £7,376.
Additional reading - Compare solicitors quotes
What are the road accident statistics in Wiltshire
Our network of professional legal advisors have vast experience in fighting for optimum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Wiltshire.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wiltshire are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,607.
Work accident statistics in Wiltshire
The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the Wiltshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Exposed to fire||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||141|
|Slip or trip||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14|
|Struck by object||60|
|Trapped underneath something||3|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.