Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

A brief phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Bridgnorth

You have a right to claim injury compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Bridgnorth's roads because of a careless road user.

No matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Bridgnorth's roads, or were injured in a hit-and-run, this road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bridgnorth

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

HSE statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident in the Shropshire workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with recent slips and trips having occurred on St. John St and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire, to raise a complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust.

More about Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation.

A claim should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people impacted by major accidents. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain tumours, lung disease and deep vein thrombosis.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bridgnorth 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, Bridgnorth 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 Bridgnorth, Shropshire 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

How do I start a claim?

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.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Bridgnorth?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Shropshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Bridgnorth

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially relevant as injury cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to an independent medical examination.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For very serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £15,840 to £28,325 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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 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.

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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