A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Lichfield or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In order to win a Lichfield personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A short, free call with an expert Lichfield solicitor can provide information and invaluable guidance.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Lichfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of expert no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving the best settlements for anyone hurt in a road accident in Lichfield.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Lichfield are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Lichfield area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A51 and A5192 junction and on the A51 and A461 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Lichfield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to insurance underwriters, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics for the Lichfield local authority are listed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Lichfield Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified232514
Electricity related001
Machinery related778
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)110
Fire related (e.g. burns)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)001
Fall from height111513
Animal related141
Lifting and handling injuries513327
Slip, trip, fall same level544837
Struck against795
Struck by moving vehicle18113
Struck by object241917
Trapped under falling object001

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Lichfield

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to make a formal complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to farmers lung.

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Serious injury specialists handling cases in Lichfield

The Quittance team recognise the change an injury claim can make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. By relieving the stress severe injury places on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers for many years have aided families affected by major accidents.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official figures underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Staffordshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to accidents categorised as something else like being struck by moving machinery, a lifting injury or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on potholes are also common with street trips having happened on Cannock Rd.

Lichfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Lichfield and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Lichfield and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Lichfield?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Lichfield, Staffordshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Staffordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents due to poor road conditions.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Guidance for potential claimants searching for a lawyer

Identifying the best injury solicitor to assist you is a key step towards receiving the most compensation.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal firm to handle your case?

Comparing Lichfield personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The variation in the level of fees between firms is surprising.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?43,473 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist can vary from ?26,084 to ?36,952.

Read more at : How much compensation can you claim?

Are Lichfield claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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