Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped injured people in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Kidderminster
Drivers and other road users should be able to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Kidderminster's roads due to another party's carelessness.
Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Kidderminster's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kidderminster
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you fractured a bone or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Government statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hereford and Worcester. Slips and trips are typically related to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by another person, a fall from a height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Wyre Forest local authority) legal claims for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on pavement cracks are also common with recent street falls having happened in the area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
The impact serious injury can have will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating injury compensation. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. The panel of expert law firms correspond with insurance companies, medical professionals and Courts ensuring people affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Kidderminster No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Kidderminster injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Kidderminster and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Kidderminster?
Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and across the UK, get compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Worcestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Kidderminster solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can differ.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to act for you.
Will I have to choose a lawyer 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.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
What are the road accident statistics in Kidderminster
Our network of proficient lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best general and special damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Kidderminster.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Kidderminster are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 5 fatal accidents, 56 serious accidents and 466 slight accidents in 2013 in Herefordshire (Total events were 527 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 560. Incidents in the Kidderminster area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A456 and A451 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A456 and A4536 crossroads.
What are the Kidderminster work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 work injury statistics in the Wyre Forest Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Wyre Forest Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||5|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||29|
|Slip or trip||19|
|Hit by vehicle||4|
|Hit by falling object||10|
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.