Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Bloxwich, West Midlands and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.

A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Bloxwich

You can start a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Bloxwich's roads due to another driver's negligence.

No matter if you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on Bloxwich's roads, our expert team can help. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bloxwich

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

Whatever your job, whether you a civil engineer injured in the field or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially reported figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents filed under a different category such as being struck by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Dudley Fields and on Cresswell Crescent.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to people impacted by serious injury. Quittance's panel of lawyers work to get the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have helped people collect compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to lung disease.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bloxwich 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, Bloxwich 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 Bloxwich, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

Our specialist solicitors have 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.

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FAQs

How much experience do you have of claims in Bloxwich?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Bloxwich, West Midlands and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and part-time worker injuries.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Do I need to choose a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not particularly relevant as injury cases can be run remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors practice that offers national medical coverage as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?7,897 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery can vary from ?4,738 to ?6,712.

See How much can you claim?

Bloxwich solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers can vary a great deal.

Reviews can certainly be instructive if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to work with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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 Quittance’s 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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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