Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Bewdley, Worcestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, 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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Bewdley road accident claims

Bewdley cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Bewdley's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bewdley

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Bewdley 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, Bewdley 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 Bewdley, Worcestershire 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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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FAQs

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.

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.

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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.

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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