Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Alcester, Warwickshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Alcester road accident claims

Alcester road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's actions.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or were injured as a pedestrian, our expert team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Alcester

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury in the Warwickshire workplace. They are quite often the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the difference a successful claim will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

Our network of lawyers fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Alcester 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, Alcester 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 Alcester, Warwickshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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

Have you handled many Alcester claims?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps people injured in Alcester, Warwickshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Will you need to select a local Alcester injury lawyer?

The location of the lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a company that provides national medical centres as you will be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The disparity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors is vast

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £25,933 for serious foot injuries can vary from £15,560 to £22,043.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Comparing Alcester personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Alcester

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Alcester are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261.

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Alcester.

Alcester work accident statistics

The most recent 2019

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor