Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Cannock, Staffordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 definitive answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Road accident claims in Cannock

If you were hurt on Cannock's roads because of a negligent road user, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

It does not matter if you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision, our specialist team can help. Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cannock

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Cannock 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, Cannock 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 Cannock, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

Our specialist solicitors have 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

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.

Read more Reviews

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.

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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 Quittance’s 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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