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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Brownhills, West Midlands and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Brownhills

You have the right to claim injury compensation if you are hurt on Brownhills's roads as the result of another driver's actions.

Regardless of whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Brownhills's roads, or were hurt in a collision, our expert team are here. This expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brownhills

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work in West Midlands. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by a moving object, a crush injury from something overturning or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Walsall local authority) litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on potholes are also common with trips having occurred on Norton East Rd and on Brownhills.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, to raise a complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Quittance team recognise the critical change a successful claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. The panel of specialist solicitor firms for many years have aided people affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning and amputation.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Brownhills 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, Brownhills 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 Brownhills, 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

How we can help

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Brownhills?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Brownhills, West Midlands and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants in the West Midlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to building site accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Are Brownhills claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

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

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.

What should be considered when comparing Brownhills solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 mild asthma, for example, ranges from £8,580 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Brownhills

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Brownhills are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 5 fatal accidents, 76 serious accidents and 496 slight accidents in 2013 in Walsall (Total events were 577 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 730. Incidents in Brownhills in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A461 and A452 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A4124 and A452 roundabout.

Our network of expert solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Brownhills.

Work accident statistics in Brownhills

The most recent 2019 accident at work data for the Walsall Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Walsall Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined31
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related injury9
Explosion related (e.g. dust)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)3
Fall from height21
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0
Lifting and handling injuries96
Physical assault15
Slip, trip, fall same level96
Struck against18
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object37
Crushed by something collapsing3

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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