Personal injury solicitors
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Lichfield, Staffordshire and across the UK. We will help you get the compensation you need to fund your recovery
How were you injured?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
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Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, where the injury occurred or whether causation can be established.
A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.
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.
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:
Lichfield road accident claims
Official 2021 data recorded 1160 road accidents in Staffordshire . 961 slight accidents, 175 accidents and 24 fatalities occurred on Staffordshire 's roads in 2021. 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.
If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.
Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash, our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.
Work injury claims in Lichfield
There were 0 fatalities and 119 other work accidents in Lichfield in 2021.
|Work accidents in Lichfield (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||1%|
|Fall from height||10%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||20%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||28%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||13%|
|Trapped under falling object||1%|
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a miner or a lifeguard, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Medical negligence claims in Lichfield
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Lichfield.
Public place injury claims in Lichfield
UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.
Whether you were hurt on public transport or in a playground, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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 Lichfield and cross the UK.
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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
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Have you helped many claimants in Lichfield?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Lichfield, Staffordshire and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured whilst doing your job or during a negligent medical procedure we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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.
Lichfield solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and personal recommendations can help you decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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).