A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Bromsgrove or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the solicitor.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bromsgrove

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bromsgrove are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 560. Accidents in the Bromsgrove area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the M5 and M42 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A38 and A448 roundabout.

Our group of specialist no win no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Bromsgrove.

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Work accident claims in Bromsgrove

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured Claimants, from factory workers to building control officers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident statistics for the Bromsgrove local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Bromsgrove Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined191920
Electrocution020
Machinery related420
Explosion related (e.g. dust)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)111
Fall from height13107
Injured by an animal304
Lifting281722
Physical assault15722
Slip or trip343621
Struck against414
Hit by vehicle132
Struck by object1677
Trapped by something collapsing110

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Other claims we handle

Bromsgrove serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to seriously injured Claimants. By relieving the financial stress serious injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert law firms have for many years helped Claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries considered to be catastrophic or serious include major surgical negligence, lung disease and neck injuries.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury in the Hereford and Worcester workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries classified under another heading for instance being struck by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Hewell Rd and on Bear Hill.

Clinical and medical negligence in Bromsgrove

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire.

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Bromsgrove No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Bromsgrove and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bromsgrove, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Selected for their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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
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How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Bromsgrove?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Worcestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances

In many cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Are Bromsgrove Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Bromsgrove solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be instructive when deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

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The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is enormous.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?23,409 for loss of smell might vary from ?14,045 to ?19,897.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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