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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Biddulph, Staffordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Biddulph road accident claims

Biddulph drivers and other road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our specialist team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Biddulph

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on High Street and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for closure rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to raise a complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major effect on an injured person. Our network of solicitors work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of lawyers work with the legal system, doctors and insurance companies to make sure families impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Biddulph 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, Biddulph 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 Biddulph, Staffordshire 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

Advice and 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.

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FAQs

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Biddulph?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Biddulph, Staffordshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants in Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Injury lawyer reviews in Biddulph - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,885 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will I need a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

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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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