Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Brierley Hill, West Midlands and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

A brief phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Brierley Hill road accident claims

If you have been injured on Brierley Hill's roads because of the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to start a claim for compensation.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our team can help. This road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brierley Hill

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Brierley Hill 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, Brierley Hill 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 Brierley Hill, West Midlands 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

Experience matters

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 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.

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.

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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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