A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Wootton Bassett or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

In all cases, a short, free call with a personal injury solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Wootton Bassett

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed people, from metal workers to trading standards officers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident figures for the Swindon local authority are detailed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Swindon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined483727
Electrical injury100
Machinery related12135
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)612
Fall from height (scaffolding)192018
Injured by an animal414
Lifting and handling injuries1326363
Physical assault887
Slip, trip, fall same level898478
Struck against17163
Hit by vehicle969
Struck by object463117
Trapped by something collapsing011

Find out more: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Wootton Bassett

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of certified personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Wootton Bassett.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wootton Bassett are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 521 accidents (452 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Swindon local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 550.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims

Clinical negligence 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

Industrial disease

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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Wiltshire. They are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Swindon local authority) claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred recently.

Serious injury

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their family. A claim will ease the financial load on a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

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Wootton Bassett No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Wootton Bassett and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Wootton Bassett, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

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FAQs

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Usually a injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises prospective Claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?78,309 for a severe foot injury might vary from ?46,985 to ?66,563.

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Look into 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.

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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?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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