Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Birmingham or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Injury claims must usually be made within three years.
Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Birmingham or road accident, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Beginning your claim sooner will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by your solicitor.
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury
Choosing the most suitable injury lawyer for your legal case is a key step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Birmingham - how can you ensure you select the ideal solicitors' practice to handle your case?
Will I need to choose a local Birmingham injury lawyer ?
The location of a law firm is not very critical as cases are typically managed by phone and email.
You will need to go with a law firm that has medical facilities near Birmingham as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
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 loss of smell could vary between £20,185 and £26,620 (based on 2015 market research).
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?".
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Birmingham?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Which cases do you handle in Birmingham and the West Midlands?
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injuries in Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands. We can assist with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Birmingham are quite common. Official statistics show 29 fatal accidents, 373 serious accidents and 2913 slight accidents in 2013 in Birmingham (Total events were 3315 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,584. Accidents in Birmingham in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A38 and A4540 crossroads and on the A45 and A4540 roundabout.
Our panel of proficient no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in negotiating the best damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Birmingham.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to archivists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident information for the Birmingham local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Birmingham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||12||3||6|
|Machinery related injury||64||42||43|
|Exposed to fire||2||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||29||23||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||124||81||106|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||14||10||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||595||350||361|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||555||489||374|
|Hit by vehicle||53||31||19|
|Hit by object||190||127||145|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||8||5|
Medical negligence in Birmingham
Clinical negligence (previously referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach of duty by a medical provider. An example could be a dental negligence claim. Our experienced panel of personal injury lawyers acting for the West Midlands and Birmingham have helped with cases made against health services that include Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chad's Circus, Birmingham, B4 6NN.
Serious injury solicitors in Birmingham
The Quittance team understand the critical change compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim should lessen the financial burden on an injured person so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms correspond with Courts and doctors and health professionals to make sure Claimants affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Birmingham and the Black Country in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently the cause of accidents classified under another heading like being hit by material under pressure or a drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured wrists sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Pinfold Street and on Corporation Street.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of cases in Birmingham
Were you to be successful, the fees for your lawyer will be settled by the other party. If your lawyer loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay their fees.
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is usually 25% and is taken from your compensation award.
Will there be extra fees to be paid?
Some solicitors may levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Through our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Get additional information without having to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions.
Call us on 0800 612 7456 to get the personal injury claim underway, or start the personal injury claim here.
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