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.

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.

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
Unspecified181314
Machinery related337
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)200
Fall from height (ladder)1177
Animal related010
Lifting382327
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 negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. An example could be a birth injury compensation claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury lawyers acting for Codsall have assisted with compensation claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital, Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8LE.

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.

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.

FAQs

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.