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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Birmingham and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Birmingham road accident claims

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Birmingham's roads because of a negligent driver.

Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Birmingham's roads, or were hurt in a collision at a junction, we are here to help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Birmingham

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

However your injury occurred, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure as opposed to financial damages. To raise a complaint against Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Unit 1 B1, 50 Summer Hill Road, Birmingham.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Birmingham 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, Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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

Speak to an expert

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Birmingham?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Birmingham, West Midlands and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Birmingham

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

The 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.

Birmingham work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident information for the Birmingham Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Birmingham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined150
Electric shock injury6
Machinery related injury43
Explosives related1
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)13
Fall from height (ladder)106
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)5
Lifting and handling injuries361
Physical attack128
Slip, trip, fall same level374
Struck against50
Hit by vehicle19
Hit by object145
Trapped by something collapsing5

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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