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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill 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:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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

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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Kenilworth road accident claims

If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Kenilworth's roads as the result of another road user's carelessness, you have a right to claim compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or were injured as a pedestrian, our expert team can help. The Quittance road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kenilworth

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

Whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Warwickshire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or a drowning accident. Public place (Warwick local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken arms happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Reardon Court.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from bladder cancer to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Kenilworth 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, Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth, 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

How do I start a claim?

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 the solicitors have of injury claims in Kenilworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and workplace accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals 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.

Solicitor reviews in Kenilworth - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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