A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Burntwood or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

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, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Burntwood

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from building site contractors to barrister's clerks, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Lichfield local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Lichfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified232514
Electricity related001
Machinery related778
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)110
Fire related (e.g. burns)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)001
Fall from height111513
Animal related141
Lifting and handling injuries513327
Slip, trip, fall same level544837
Struck against795
Struck by moving vehicle18113
Struck by object241917
Trapped under falling object001

For more information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Burntwood

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Burntwood are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,083.

Quittance's network of trained injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Burntwood.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Burntwood specialists for serious injury compensation claims

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

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Clinical negligence in Burntwood

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

Burntwood 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 Burntwood and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Burntwood, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Usually a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to offer legal guidance and practical advice.

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

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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