Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Aldridge, West Midlands and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- 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. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether a minor was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Aldridge road accident claims
If you were hurt on Aldridge's roads due to the behaviour of another driver, you are entitled to claim injury compensation.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Aldridge's roads, or were hurt in a collision, Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Aldridge
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Officially reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a lifting injury or a drowning accident. Public place (Walsall local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on slippery pavements are also quite common with street falls having happened on Queens Road and on Lichfield Road.
When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you only want closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, for example, to make a complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation
More claim types
The effect serious injury has will be acknowledged by the Courts when determining a claim.
By relieving the financial stress serious injury imposes on an injured claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Further information: Serious injury compensation
Aldridge 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, Aldridge 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 Aldridge, West Midlands 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of claims in Aldridge?
Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people in Aldridge, West Midlands and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to building site accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you need to instruct a local solicitor?
The location of a firm is not very relevant as cases can be run remotely.
You will need to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Aldridge solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to sign up with.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms often surprises claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £36,740 for serious hand injuries can vary from £22,044 to £31,229.
Further reading - How to compare personal injury solicitors
What are the road accident statistics in Aldridge
Quittance's network of expert lawyers have vast experience in achieving the highest awards for people injured in a road accident in Aldridge.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Aldridge are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 577 accidents (496 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Walsall local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 730. Incidents in the Aldridge area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A454 and B4154 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A461 and B4153 junction.
Aldridge work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident data for the Walsall Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Walsall Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Machinery related injury||9|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||3|
|Fall from height||21|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||96|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Struck by object||37|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3|
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.