A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three 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.

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kingswinford

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified614643
Electric shock211
Machinery related321041
Fire related (e.g. scars)401
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)934
Fall from height312928
Animal related (e.g. livestock)021
Lifting and carrying15883113
Physical assault241721
Slip or trip14413495
Struck against18187
Struck by moving vehicle795
Struck by object692640

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Kingswinford

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to farmers lung.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical negligence in Kingswinford

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, our 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.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

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.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Kingswinford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Kingswinford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kingswinford, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of 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

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.

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.

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert