Decades of experience helping accident victims
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 their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured:
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.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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
Government data reveals there were 984 road accidents in Worcestershire in 2021 (727 slight accidents, 236 accidents and 21 fatalities). 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.
If you have been injured on Kidderminster's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, 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.
Kidderminster work injury claims
In Worcestershire, there were 229 non-fatal work accidents and 0.39 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|Worcestershire work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||1%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||6%|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||35%|
|Slip or trip||23%|
|Hit by vehicle||5%|
|Hit by falling object||12%|
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a plumber or a lifeguard, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Kidderminster medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Kidderminster, including Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire).
Kidderminster occupiers liability accident claims
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you were injured at an amusement park or at an airport, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation claims
A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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.
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- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Kidderminster?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured in a public place or at your workplace we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.