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Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and across the UK claim No Win, No Fee compensation for their injuries.
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured:
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
What if the injured claimant is a child?
Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday. Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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.
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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Bridgnorth
Official gov.uk data shows there were 458 road accidents in Shropshire in 2021 (337 slight accidents, 105 accidents and 16 fatal accidents).
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or were injured in a hit-and-run, this road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.
Work injury claims in Bridgnorth
In Shropshire, there were 238 non-fatal work accidents and 0.68 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|HSE-reported Shropshire work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Machinery related injury||5%|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||0%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||7%|
|Injured by an animal||2%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||23%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||27%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Hit by object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as a farm worker or a personal trainer, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Medical negligence claims 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. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Bridgnorth, including Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust (The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire).
Occupiers liability accident claims in Bridgnorth
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether your accident happened on an uneven pavement or when travelling on public transport, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.
Compensation for serious injuries
A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert personal injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bridgnorth and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Bridgnorth?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured due to medical negligence or in a car crash.
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.
Bridgnorth personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and word of mouth will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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).