Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped hundreds of people in Kinver, Staffordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether a child was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Kinver road accident claims
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
whether you were hurt in a car crash at a junction, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, this guide sets out what you need to do to make aroad accident claim.
Kinver work injury claims
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an electrician or a courier, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Kinver medical negligence claims
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to a compensation award. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
More about Clinical negligence claim
Kinver public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a park or in a shopping centre, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation
We understand the critical change compensation can make to people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.
Damages will ease the financial load on a claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. The panel of law firms for many years have helped claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious include serious pharmaceutical error, dioxin poisoning and concussion.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Kinver No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Kinver injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Kinver, Staffordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Kinver and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Kinver?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people in Kinver, Staffordshire and across the country, get compensation.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from bike accidents to ladder accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Will you need to instruct a local Kinver solicitor?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not very critical as injury cases are normally handled remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?
The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is quite surprising.
As an example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £9,400 for a fractured femur can range from £5,640 to £7,990.
Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What should you look for when comparing Kinver solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Kinver
Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in getting the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Kinver.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Kinver are common. Government statistics reveal 18 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 694 slight accidents in 2013 in Shropshire (Total events were 813 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 835.
Kinver work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 work injury figures in the Shropshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||2|
|Machinery related injury||20|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||29|
|Injured by an animal||8|
|Lifting and handling injuries||100|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||115|
|Hit by vehicle||10|
|Hit by object||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.