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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Burntwood, Staffordshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

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

  • 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 considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Burntwood road accident claims

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Burntwood's roads due to a careless road user, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or were involved riding a cycle on Burntwood's roads, we are here to help. Our road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Burntwood

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Official data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured wrists occurring on potholes are also common with trips having occurred on Cannock Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want closure as opposed to injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the change an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. We work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers have aided families claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures, serious psychiatric harm and dioxin poisoning.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Burntwood 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, Burntwood 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 Burntwood, Staffordshire 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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

Have you won many injury claims in Burntwood?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Burntwood, Staffordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people throughout Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and injuries sustained at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not so important as cases can be run remotely.

However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near Burntwood as you will usually need to attend a medical exam.

The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms is considerable.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £37,984 for severe, disabling elbow injuries could conceivably vary from £22,790 to £32,286.

More information Get a personal injury quote

Check Burntwood personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitors 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 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.

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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