Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you were injured 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 points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Great Wyrley road accident claims
If you have been injured on Great Wyrley's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Great Wyrley's roads, we can help you take action. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Great Wyrley
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Official statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (South Staffordshire local authority) claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae experienced on potholes are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.
When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from radiation exposure to irritant contact dermatitis.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
Great Wyrley 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, Great Wyrley 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 Great Wyrley, 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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:
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How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in Great Wyrley?
Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Staffordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
You do not need to pick a law firm near you.
In most cases, 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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.
E.g. the amount retained by a claimant awarded £67,659 for lung cancer might vary from £40,595 to £57,510.
Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?
Great Wyrley personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary to a large extent.
Reviews can certainly be revealing if you are contemplating which lawyer to select.
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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.
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.