Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Kingswinford, West Midlands and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Kingswinford road accident claims
Drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Kingswinford's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured in a cycling accident, our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kingswinford
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
You could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than injury compensation. To make a formal complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to farmers lung.
Kingswinford 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, Kingswinford 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 Kingswinford, West Midlands 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.
Advice and help
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
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What is your track record of handling claims in Kingswinford?
Quittance is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Kingswinford, West Midlands and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to motorbike accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
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.
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.