Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Each year, we help injured people in Balsall Common, West Midlands and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
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 factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the quantum of the claim.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
What if the injured claimant is a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.
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:
Road accident claims in Balsall Common
If you have been injured on Balsall Common's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, this road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about making a claim.
Balsall Common work injury claims
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a farm worker or a motorcycle courier, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Balsall Common medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Balsall Common, including Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands).
Balsall Common public place injury claims
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you were hurt when travelling by train or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include head or spinal injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Balsall Common, and across the UK.
Balsall Common No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Balsall Common injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Balsall Common, West Midlands and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Balsall Common and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Balsall Common?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Balsall Common, West Midlands, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or motorbike accident, due to a manager's negligence or due to a negligent diagnosis.
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.
Balsall Common injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
What are the road accident statistics in Balsall Common?
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Balsall Common are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 2806 road accidents in Birmingham (2424 slight accidents, 359 accidents and 23 fatalities).
The panel of specialist legal advisors are experienced in obtaining the highest settlements for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Balsall Common.
What are the work accident statistics in Balsall Common?
Per 100,000 workers, there were 150 non-fatal work accidents and 0.15 fatalities in Birmingham in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Birmingham||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||0%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||34%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Hit by object||12%|
|Trapped underneath something||0%|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.