A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Brierley Hill or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury 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 expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be shown 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

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Brierley Hill

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Brierley Hill are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 8 fatal accidents, 94 serious accidents and 447 slight accidents in 2013 in Dudley (Total events were 549 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 622. Accidents in the Brierley Hill area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A4100 and B4172 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4100 and A4036 crossroads.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have years of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Brierley Hill.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Brierley Hill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from hotel workers to broadcasting presenters, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics for the Dudley local authority are compiled under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Dudley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified614643
Electric shock211
Machinery related321041
Fire related (e.g. scars)401
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)934
Fall from height312928
Animal related (e.g. livestock)021
Lifting and carrying15883113
Physical assault241721
Slip or trip14413495
Struck against18187
Struck by moving vehicle795
Struck by object692640

Find out more: Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Brierley Hill serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their family. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for medical and care costs. Our network of specialist law firms work with insurers and doctors and health professionals to make sure people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries categorised as something else for instance being struck by machinery or a drowning accident. Public place (Dudley local authority) cases for injuries such as broken toes sustained on slippery pavements are also quite common with street falls having occurred on Stourbridge Rd and on High Street.

Medical and clinical negligence in Brierley Hill

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than injury compensation. For example, you can write to Waterfront Business Park, Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, to make a complaint against West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

Brierley Hill 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 Brierley Hill and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Brierley Hill, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their professionalism and their winning track record.

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 claims in Brierley Hill?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Brierley Hill, West Midlands and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across the West Midlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding the best PI lawyer to represent you is an important step towards obtaining the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

How can you ensure you choose the ideal firm to pursue compensation for you?

The disparity in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is an important consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?37,983 for severe, disabling elbow injuries might vary from ?22,790 to ?32,285.

More information : Get a personal injury quote

Do I need to select a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

Reviews for lawyers in Brierley Hill

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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