A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Balsall Common or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Compensation A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Making your claim sooner should enable your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Balsall Common

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Our 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.

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Work accident claims in Balsall Common

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from building site contractors to advice workers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics for the Solihull local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Workplace accidents in Solihull Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other313834
Electric shock010
Machinery related injury258
Explosion related010
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)831
Fall from height221926
Animal related (e.g. livestock)124
Lifting1115059
Physical attack132222
Slip, trip, fall same level106103107
Struck against17168
Hit by vehicle6106
Hit by object392238
Trapped underneath something040

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Other claims

Serious injury solicitors serving Balsall Common

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.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Medical negligence in Balsall Common

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

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Balsall Common No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Balsall Common and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Balsall Common, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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