Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Halesowen or anywhere else in the UK, wecan are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs
It can take several months for the majority of claims to be settled. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to give legal guidance and practical advice.
Halesowen solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary significantly.
Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to act for you.
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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 severe toe injuries, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £17,050 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Are Halesowen Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Cases Quittance conducts
Our network of lawyers help Claimants in Halesowen and across Birmingham and the Black Country whose circumstances led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained by Halesowen residents include:
Clinical and medical negligence in Halesowen
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is where an injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider, NHS or private. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Halesowen have handled claims brought against hospitals including West Midlands Hospital, Colman Hill, Halesowen, B63 2AH.
Slips and trips
Government data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Birmingham and the Black Country in 2015. They are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by tools in use, a lifting injury or an animal related accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on raised flagstones are also common with street trips having occurred on Thornhill Rd and on Queensway.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped self employed or employed injured Claimants, from metal workers to estate agents, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident data in the Bromsgrove local authority are listed under regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Bromsgrove Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height||13||10||7|
|Injured by an animal||3||0||4|
|Slip or trip||34||36||21|
|Hit by vehicle||1||3||2|
|Struck by object||16||7||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Halesowen are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 3315 accidents (2913 slight accidents, 373 serious accidents and 29 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Birmingham local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,584. Accidents in the Halesowen region in 2013 included collisions on the A458 and A4034 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A458 and A459 private drive or entrance.
Our panel of expert solicitors are experienced in in getting the best awards for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Halesowen.
Litigators can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesolthelioma to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Halesowen serious injury claims
We understand the vital difference an injury claim makes to seriously injured Claimants. By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim allows people to concentrate on their recovery.
Halesowen No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
In the event that you win your case, the costs for your solicitor must be covered by the losing party. In the event that you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal costs.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay any of the solicitor's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. The right answers help you make the right choice.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people seeking claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start?
Once you have decided to proceed, you can start your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with the online contact form here.
Our team of experts are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.