Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Codsall, Staffordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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
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:
Codsall road accident claims
You can claim compensation if you have been injured on Codsall's roads because of another driver's negligence.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Codsall's roads, our expert team can help. This road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Codsall
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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, the 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
More injury claim types
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
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, Codsall 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 Codsall, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Talk to the experts
Specialist solicitors with 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.