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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Atherstone, Warwickshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Road accident claims in Atherstone

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Atherstone's roads because of another road user's behaviour, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team can help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Atherstone

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Warwickshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Hinckley and Bosworth local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken arms suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with street trips having happened on Sketchley Lane and on Manor Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. The panel of law firms have aided people collect compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include concussion, serious psychiatric harm and asbestos-related disease.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Atherstone 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, Atherstone 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 Atherstone, 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

What should I do next?

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

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Atherstone?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Atherstone, Warwickshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Warwickshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Solicitor reviews in Atherstone - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The variation in the level of fees between different lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £8,636 for a fractured index finger could vary from £5,182 to £7,341.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Will I need to go with a local solicitor?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not very important as injury cases are managed by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a company that provides medical facilities near Atherstone as claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Read about - Do I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Atherstone

Quittance's group of proficient injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Atherstone.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Atherstone are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,261.

Work accident statistics in Atherstone

The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (2013/14) was available under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Machinery related injury10
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)0
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level28
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object13

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor