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?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims 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.

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.

Personal injury compensation claims Quittance conducts in Kinver and Staffordshire

It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries throughout Kinver. Quittance have assisted with injuries including:

Workplace accidents

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
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
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

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.

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.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) 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.

Industrial disease

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Kinver

Clinical negligence (once called medical negligence) is where an injury or illness results from a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Kinver have been instructed on compensation claims filed against healthcare providers including Corbett Hospital, Vicarage Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4JB.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling compensation claims in Kinver

If you win your injury claim, the legal costs must be paid by the other party (or their insurance company). In the event that your solicitor does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that their legal fees are not payable.

A success fee will be charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is usually 25% and will be taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation.

Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some firms could levy extra fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

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 for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.

Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants on the FAQ page.

Start your compensation claim

Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin the claim, alternatively you can begin your compensation claim online here.

If you would like further information about how a claim works, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.