A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Cannock or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

What is my claim worth?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cannock

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from nurses to clothing and textile technologists, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics for the South Staffordshire local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related337
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)200
Fall from height (ladder)1177
Animal related010
Physical assault171626
Slip, trip or fall352925
Struck against553
Struck by moving vehicle044
Struck by object16185
Trapped under falling object010

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Road traffic accident claims in Cannock

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of proficient no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cannock.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Cannock are quite common with 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Accidents in Cannock in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A460 and A5 roundabout and on the A34 and A4601 roundabout.

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Other types of claim

Cannock serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim can make to people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors have aided people impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious and catastrophic include amputation, chemical poisoning and head injuries.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (South Staffordshire local authority) litigation for injuries like facial scarring happening on pavement ice are also common with street falls having occurred on Stafford Road and on Broadhurst Green.

Clinical and medical negligence in Cannock

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want answers instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Cannock and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do you have of winning claims in Cannock?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Cannock, Staffordshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and ladder accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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.

What to consider when selecting the right personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate lawyer for your legal matter is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you select the ideal company to instruct?

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?93,920 for severe leg injuries could vary from ?56,352 to ?79,832.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Cannock solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are considering which lawyer to choose.

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Will you need a local Cannock solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not important as cases are typically managed by phone and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors practice that offers a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

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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