A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Codsall or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within three years.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Legal and practical advice will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a Codsall-specialist lawyer.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Codsall

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Codsall are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083.

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee litigators are experienced in achieving optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Codsall.

Find out more: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Codsall

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to clothing and textile technologists, to claim injury compensation. Work accident statistics in the South Staffordshire local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority (HSE)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

Find out more: Work accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Codsall

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place (South Staffordshire local authority) cases for injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having occurred on Station Rd and on Market Place.

Serious injury solicitors in Codsall

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on an individual and their family. We work for compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms engage with Courts, doctors and insurance providers to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get medical and financial support.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

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

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Codsall, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Codsall?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Codsall, Staffordshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Staffordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Selecting the most suitable solicitor to represent you is an important step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to help you?

What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Codsall?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, ranges from ?5,885 to ?10,175 (based on 2015 market data).

Do you have to choose a law firm in Codsall?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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