A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Great Wyrley or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, a short, free consultation with an Great Wyrley injury lawyer will provide information and invaluable guidance.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Great Wyrley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert lawyers are experienced in achieving the best awards for people hurt in a car accident in Great Wyrley.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Great Wyrley are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Great Wyrley area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A5 and A460 roundabout and on the A5 and A34 roundabout.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Great Wyrley

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed and employed people, from farm workers to ergonomists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury information in the South Staffordshire local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Great Wyrley

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

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Industrial disease

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 experts for serious injury compensation

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference compensation will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

A successful claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitor firms communicate with insurance companies and doctors, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious include neck injuries and benzene poisoning.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Great Wyrley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Great Wyrley and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Great Wyrley, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

To meet more of our 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 Quittance 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.

FAQs

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.

Advice for those searching for a lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide both practical advice and legal guidance.

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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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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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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