Kidderminster Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
Do I have a compensation claim?
If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.
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
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
What are the criteria for making a 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.
Calculate my compensation
The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.
Work accident claims in Kidderminster
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|
Further information: Work injury compensation claim
Road traffic accident claims 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.
Further information: Road traffic accident claim
Other claims handled by Quittance
Clinical negligence in Kidderminster
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
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.
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.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by colophony.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation
Kidderminster No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Kidderminster and throughout the UK.
Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.
Meet the team
Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kidderminster and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.
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.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.