Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
If you are based in Wiltshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The lawyer should look at how your claim relates to each of these points.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances
Usually a claim for compensation can take several months to complete and for the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide both expert legal guidance and practical advice.
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.
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What types of claims for compensation does Quittance handle?
Compensation could be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Wiltshire and throughout South West England. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
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.
Road traffic accidents 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, mororbikes 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.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from occupational asthma to pesticide poisoning.
Medical and clinical negligence in Wiltshire
Medical negligence - which is now more correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence' - is when an injury or illness is associated with a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Our panel of solicitors covering Wiltshire have helped with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Green Lane Hospital, Marshall Road, Devizes, SN10 5DS.
Slips and trips
HSE data stress the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury at work in South West England. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries like sprained ankles happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with pavement trips having happened in the area.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from soldiers to trading standards officers, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Wiltshire local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|RIDAGGR 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|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after claims for compensation in Wiltshire
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Wiltshire generally work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The agreement prevents your solicitor from billing you for any legal costs if the case is lost.
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Some solicitors may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Click here to read more about about 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.
Find out more about your claim
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers can help you to make the right choice for your future.
If you need more information before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start a claim?
You can begin the personal injury claim online or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
Our specialist team are here to help. If you have further questions, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.