Updated: Wednesday, 10th August 2016
Whether you are based in Kingswinford or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
In most cases, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Your lawyer will discuss these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
How to pick the best personal injury lawyer
Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide both compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Reviews for solicitors in Kingswinford
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Claims our network of solicitors handles in Kingswinford and Birmingham and the Black Country
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Kingswinford and across Birmingham and the Black Country. Quittance can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Quittance has helped Claimants, from catering assistants to insurance underwriters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident figures in the Dudley local authority are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Dudley Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||4||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||9||3||4|
|Fall from height||31||29||28|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0||2||1|
|Lifting and carrying||158||83||113|
|Slip or trip||144||134||95|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||9||5|
|Struck by object||69||26||40|
Road accidents in Kingswinford
Our network of certified no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Kingswinford.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Kingswinford are relatively common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 549 accidents (447 slight accidents, 94 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dudley local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 622. Accidents in the Kingswinford area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A4101 and A491 crossroads and on the A449 and B4178 roundabout.
We recognise the critical difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants.
Compensation should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to farmers lung.
Medical negligence in Kingswinford
Clinical negligence (previously referred to as medical negligence) is when an injury or illness is sustained from a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor or healthcare provider, private or NHS. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Kingswinford have assisted with cases brought against the health service that include Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, DY1 2HQ.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Official figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common accident at work in Birmingham and the Black Country and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability cases for injuries like sprained wrists happening on tripping on a street are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Barnett Lane and in Wordsley Green Shopping Centre.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Kingswinford
Lawyers looking after claims in Kingswinford and Birmingham and the Black Country mostly act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This prevents your lawyer from being able to charge you any legal costs if they lose the case.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay any of the solicitor's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
Find answers to popular questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Ready to start your personal injury claim?
You can begin a claim for compensation online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to talk to a personal injury solicitor.
Speak to the Quittance network of specialists today for more information about the process. Request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.