Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Coventry, Warwickshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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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Coventry road accident claims

Drivers may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Coventry's roads because of another party's actions.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Coventry's roads, or were injured as a pedestrian, Quittance's road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Coventry

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised legs sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Walsgrave Road and on Victoria St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their family.

By reducing the pressure serious injury puts on a claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery.

Quittance's panel of law firms have aided families collect damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to lead poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Coventry 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, Coventry 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 Coventry, Warwickshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

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.

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FAQs

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Coventry?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Coventry, West Midlands and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across the West Midlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward 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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Do I need to select a local Coventry solicitor ?

Going for a local law firm is not especially important as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Coventry solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be informative when contemplating which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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 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.

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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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