A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Can I claim?Check claim

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.

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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.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Kidderminster

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock120
Machinery related312
Explosion related (e.g. dust)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)701
Fall from height (scaffolding)1175
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Lifting and handling injuries252629
Physical assault403
Slip or trip332819
Struck against431
Hit by vehicle234
Hit by falling object7910

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Kidderminster

Cars involved in a road accident

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

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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

Industrial disease

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

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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.

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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.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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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.

Read : Personal injury solicitor reviews

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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.

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