Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Ludlow, Shropshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Ludlow
Drivers are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Ludlow's roads because of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ludlow
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Government statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in Shropshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. These types of accident are frequently lead to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained ankles sustained on pavement cracks are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you only want a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust.
Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
We understand the vital difference compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. A claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers engage with insurers and Courts to ensure claimants impacted by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy and head injuries.
Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Ludlow No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Ludlow injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Ludlow, Shropshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is your track record of winning claims in Ludlow?
Quittance is a national panel of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Ludlow, Shropshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Shropshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to industrial disease.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free 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.
Ludlow personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.
Reading reviews can certainly be instructive if you are considering which solicitor to work with.
The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £91,820 for severe arm injuries can vary from £55,092 to £78,047.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 network of medical professionals.
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.