A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Brownhills or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

Whether claiming for a road accident or work-related illness, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Brownhills

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from lathe operators to aromatherapists, to claim compensation. Accident at work data for the Walsall local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Walsall Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related injury24189
Explosion related (e.g. dust)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)133
Fall from height372821
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)120
Lifting and handling injuries1568996
Physical assault211915
Slip, trip, fall same level11911896
Struck against181418
Struck by moving vehicle10105
Struck by object494437
Crushed by something collapsing103

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Brownhills

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Brownhills

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

Brownhills solicitors for serious injury compensation

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. Our 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

Brownhills No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Brownhills and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Brownhills, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

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

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.

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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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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