Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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 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 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
- 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:
Bilston road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Bilston's roads because of someone else's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision on Bilston's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bilston
If you have been injured because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you suffered a sprain or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Midlands workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of accidents categorised as something else like being hit by a moving object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments suffered on slippery pavements are also common with street trips having occurred on Kendrick Road and on Highfields Rd.
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 specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, for example, to make a complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims
More injury claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Bilston 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, Bilston 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 Bilston, West Midlands 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.
How do I start a 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many Bilston claims?
We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Bilston, West Midlands and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants across the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and bike accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free 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. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Will I need to choose a local Bilston solicitor?
The location of a solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
You will need to select a law firm that offers national medical coverage as claimants will need to attend a medical exam.
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 moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between £22,660 and £42,460 (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.
Injury lawyer reviews in Bilston - Tips for comparing firms
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.