A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Kinver or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In order to win a Kinver personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Kinver

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Kinver

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from factory workers to insurance claims inspectors, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury figures in the Shropshire local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified685152
Electric shock injury132
Machinery related injury332120
100
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1052
Fall from height (ladder)414029
Injured by an animal10118
Lifting and handling injuries19885100
Assault362533
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

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Other claims

Serious injury

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. Our 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.

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Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the Staffordshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being struck by machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Shropshire local authority) claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on potholes are also quite common with trips having happened on White Hill and on Bridgnorth Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kinver

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.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

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Kinver No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Kinver and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kinver, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to select the right lawyer for you

It can take months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

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.

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.

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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.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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