Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Wootton Bassett road accident claims
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Wootton Bassett and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
whether you were hurt in a car crash, or you were involved in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Wootton Bassett
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a lifeguard or a scaffolder, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Wootton Bassett
When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation
Public place accidents in Wootton Bassett
Whether you have been injured in a shopping centre or in a playground, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from chemical poisoning to siderosis (welders lung).
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation
Wootton Bassett No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Wootton Bassett injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Wootton Bassett and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Wootton Bassett?
We are a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Wiltshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including whiplash and ladder accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Wootton Bassett personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which solicitor to sign up with.
Read Quittance reviews
Will I need to choose a local Wootton Bassett legal firm?
The location of a lawyers office is not particularly relevant as cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a law firm that has a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?
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.