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

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

Each year, we help injured people in Bilston, West Midlands and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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

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

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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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Bilston road accident claims

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Bilston and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were hurt as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Bilston

If you have been injured because of your employer's negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a roofer or a gardener, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Bilston

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Bilston, including Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Bilston

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you were hurt at an airport or in a gym, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Bilston, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Bilston No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Bilston injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bilston, West Midlands and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bilston and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Bilston?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Bilston, West Midlands and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured at your place of work, in a bicycle accident or in a public park we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Bilston injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.

Online reviews can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Bilston road accident statistics?

Quittance's network of certified personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest damages for people hurt in a road accident in Bilston.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Bilston are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 636 road accidents in Wolverhampton in 2021 (545 slight accidents, 88 accidents and 3 fatalities). Incidents in the Bilston area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4038 and A4444 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4039 and B4162 roundabout.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Bilston?

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 238 non-fatal and 0 fatal work-related accidents in Wolverhampton. 165 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

Wolverhampton work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined9%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury3%
Explosion related (e.g. dust)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1%
Fall from height6%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0%
Lifting and handling injuries28%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing1%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator