A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Wroughton or anywhere in the country, Quittance can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 19, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the lawyer.

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Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Wroughton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from gardeners to theatre set designers, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident statistics for the Swindon local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Swindon Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Wroughton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of trained road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Wroughton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wroughton are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 521 accidents (452 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Swindon local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 550.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Wroughton

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, to make a complaint against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Official data emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Wiltshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by another person or a toxic substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred in the area.

Serious injury

We recognise the difference injury compensation can make to the lives of people affected by major injury. A claim will lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error and chronic pain.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

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Wroughton 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 Wroughton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Wroughton and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Has Quittance handled many claims in Wroughton?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Wroughton, Wiltshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Wiltshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Wroughton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are deciding which lawyer to go with.

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Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe toe injuries, for example, ranges from ?11,110 to ?17,050 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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