A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Bridgnorth or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

In order to win a Bridgnorth personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator gives you 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 Bridgnorth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Bridgnorth are common with statistics showing a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 835.

Our group of proficient no win no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the highest settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Bridgnorth.

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Work accident claims in Bridgnorth

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from catering assistants to aromatherapists, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness information in the Shropshire local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified685152
Electric shock injury132
Machinery related injury332120
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1052
Fall from height (ladder)414029
Injured by an animal10118
Lifting and handling injuries19885100
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

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.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Bridgnorth

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, our 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.

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Bridgnorth 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 Bridgnorth and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Bridgnorth, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

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.

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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