Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Kidderminster or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
To win a Kidderminster personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
The solicitor will discuss each of these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
How to find the right personal injury solicitor
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
The difference in the amount of fees between different firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.
For instance the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £43,471 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist might vary from £26,083 to £36,950.
Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors
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 types of claims do you conduct in Kidderminster?
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Kidderminster and throughout Hereford and Worcester. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
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 negligence in Kidderminster
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is where an injury or illness results from a failing on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Kidderminster have helped people with claims made against private and NHS hospitals that include Kidderminster Hospital & Treatment Centre, Bewdley Road, Bewdley Road, Kidderminster, DY11 6RJ.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from warehouse assistants to learning mentors, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury statistics in the Wyre Forest local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Wyre Forest Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||7||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||11||7||5|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||25||26||29|
|Slip or trip||33||28||19|
|Hit by vehicle||2||3||4|
|Hit by falling object||7||9||10|
Serious injury solicitors serving Kidderminster
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. Our panel of expert law firms correspond with insurance companies, medical professionals and Courts ensuring people affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by colophony.
Road accidents 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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims for compensation in Kidderminster
In the event that your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means that their legal costs will not be charged. In the event that you succeed in the injury claim, the fees for your lawyer will be covered by the other side or their insurance company.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means you do not need to pay the solicitor's fees in the event that you do not win the injury claim. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer jargon-free information to help people affected by injury choose whether to proceed.
Find more information online without needing to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions here.
Get your claim started
When you have chosen to proceed, you can start your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via the contact form here.
Speak to the Quittance panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.