A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Bilston or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Compensation A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

A short, free consultation with an expert solicitor will give information and useful advice.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bilston

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bilston are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 577 accidents (496 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Walsall local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 730. 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.

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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Bilston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants injured at work, from forklift drivers to auditors, to claim compensation. Accident at work figures for the Walsall local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Walsall Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related injury24189
Explosion related (e.g. dust)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)133
Fall from height372821
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)120
Lifting and handling injuries1568996
Physical assault211915
Slip, trip, fall same level11911896
Struck against181418
Struck by moving vehicle10105
Struck by object494437
Crushed by something collapsing103

Read more: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence 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 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

Bilston solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

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

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Bilston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Bilston and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bilston and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance 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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

It can take months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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