Personal injury claims
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Cannock, Staffordshire and throughout the UK. We can help you claim your compensation too.
What happened?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
Please select how you were injured:
Can I claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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.
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:
Road accident claims in Cannock
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Cannock are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1160 road accidents in Staffordshire in 2021 (961 slight accidents, 175 accidents and 24 fatal accidents). 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.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Cannock, 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 have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision, our specialist team can help. Our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Work accident claims in Cannock
In Staffordshire, there were 247 non-fatal work accidents and 0.78 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|HSE-reported work accidents in Staffordshire||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||0%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6%|
|Slip, trip or fall||21%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3%|
|Struck by object||4%|
|Trapped under falling object||0%|
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you were injured while working as a vehicle technician or a vet, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Clinical negligence claims 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. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Cannock, including Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire).
Public place accidents claims in Cannock
Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident occurred in a gym or in a nightclub, you may be entitled to make an injury 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 compensation
Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like head or spinal injuries, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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 Cannock and cross the UK.
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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:
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Cannock?
Whether you live in Cannock, Staffordshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a public place or at your place of work our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
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.
Cannock injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.
Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.