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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How can we help

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 exceptions?

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:

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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 Balsall Common

Balsall Common drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been hurt as the result of another party's actions.

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 what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Balsall Common

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.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Solihull local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on pavement cracks are also common with trips having happened on Station Road and on Oldwich Lane East.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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 clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. You can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the vital difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Balsall Common 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, Balsall Common 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 Balsall Common, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

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:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Balsall Common?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Balsall Common, West Midlands and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in the West Midlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to road accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Injury lawyer reviews in Balsall Common - What to look for

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. 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.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for mesothelioma could vary between £56,650 and £101,750 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Balsall Common

Accidents involving vehicles in Balsall Common are common with statistics showing 2 fatal accidents, 41 serious accidents and 320 slight accidents in 2013 in Solihull (Total events were 363 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 380.

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 Balsall Common work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident at work stats for the Solihull Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Workplace accidents in Solihull Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other34
Electric shock0
Machinery related injury8
Explosion related0
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1
Fall from height26
Animal related (e.g. livestock)4
Lifting59
Physical attack22
Slip, trip, fall same level107
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle6
Hit by object38
Trapped underneath something0

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