A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Bewdley or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

To win a Bewdley personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor will consider how each of the points relates to your case.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bewdley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from carpenters to chemical process engineers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness information for the Wyre Forest local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Wyre Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock120
Machinery related312
Explosion related (e.g. dust)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)701
Fall from height (scaffolding)1175
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Lifting and handling injuries252629
Physical assault403
Slip or trip332819
Struck against431
Hit by vehicle234
Hit by falling object7910

Find out more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bewdley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Bewdley.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bewdley are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 560.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Bewdley

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported data stress the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hereford and Worcester and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries like torn ligaments occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Canterbury Rd.

Bewdley specialists for serious injury compensation

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By reducing the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured claimant and their family, compensation helps claimants to focus on their rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors work with the other side's legal representatives, doctors and health professionals and insurance providers ensuring families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the support they need.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Bewdley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Bewdley and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bewdley, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their knowledge and expertise and their winning track record.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Bewdley?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Bewdley, Worcestershire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Worcestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What issues to think about when finding the right solicitor

In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Look into Bewdley personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Reviews can be a good place to start when contemplating which lawyer to work with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?11,856 for serious thumb injuries could conceivably vary from ?7,113 to ?10,077.

More information How much can you claim?

Will you need to instruct a local Bewdley injury lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is less important as injury cases can be handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that has a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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