Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Burntwood road accident claims
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Burntwood, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a collision, or injured when riding a bike, we are here to help. Ourroad accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a claim.
Work accident claims in Burntwood
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you were injured while working as a hairdresser or a miner, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims 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
Public place accidents in Burntwood
Whether you have been injured in a public park or in a shopping centre, you may be entitled to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury 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
Burntwood No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Burntwood injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Burntwood, Staffordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Burntwood and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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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
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.