Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also 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 Kidsgrove
You should be able to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Kidsgrove's roads as the result of a careless driver.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Kidsgrove's roads, or were involved in a cycling accident, we are here to help. The Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kidsgrove
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from mesothelioma to chromium related illnesses.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an injured person. Compensation will ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of solicitors have helped families receive damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include head injuries, asbestosis and cerebral palsy.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims
Kidsgrove No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Kidsgrove injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Kidsgrove?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, ranges from £10,175 to £19,800 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Kidsgrove
Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in getting optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Kidsgrove.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kidsgrove are common with statistics showing a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Kidsgrove area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A5011 and A34 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A50 and B5371 crossroads.
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.