A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Bloxwich or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

For most claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

How much compensation can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bloxwich

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bloxwich are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 577 accidents (496 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Walsall local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 730.

Our panel of specialist road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in securing the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Bloxwich.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Bloxwich

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from soldiers to art therapists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work statistics for the Walsall local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:

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

See: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Bloxwich serious injury compensation claims

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

Medical negligence in Bloxwich

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

Bloxwich No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Bloxwich and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Bloxwich, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet the team - click here.

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

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

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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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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