Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Broseley, Shropshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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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Road accident claims in Broseley

If you suffered an injury on Broseley's roads as the result of a careless road user, you can claim compensation.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision on Broseley's roads, this useful guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Broseley

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Official data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident in the Shropshire workplace in 2015. They are quite often connected to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by a reversing vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like strained muscles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on High St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact 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.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts when working out compensation.

Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist law firms have helped families receive damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from degloving injuries to lung cancer.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Broseley 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, Broseley 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 Broseley, Shropshire 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

Our specialist solicitors have 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 experience do you have of handling claims in Broseley?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Broseley, Shropshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Shropshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as 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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

It can take many months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for emphysema, for example, ranges from ?44,275 to ?56,650 (based on 2015 market data).

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Broseley?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Check Broseley solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be instructive when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

Read more Solicitor reviews

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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 Quittance’s 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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