A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Halesowen or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

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.

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How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Halesowen

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related420
Explosion related (e.g. dust)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)111
Fall from height13107
Injured by an animal304
Physical assault15722
Slip or trip343621
Struck against414
Hit by vehicle132
Struck by object1677
Trapped by something collapsing110

Further information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Halesowen

Cars involved in a road accident

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 getting the best awards for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Halesowen.

Further information: Road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Halesowen

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can write to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, to make a complaint against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

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.

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.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesothelioma to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

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Halesowen 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 Halesowen and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Halesowen and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Halesowen?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Halesowen, Worcestershire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Worcestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and bike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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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.

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.

Read Quittance reviews

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.

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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