Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help injured people in Market Drayton, Shropshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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
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 Market Drayton
You can make a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Market Drayton's roads as the result of a careless road user.
It does not matter if you were injured as a pedestrian on Market Drayton's roads, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, our team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Market Drayton
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Shropshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by moving machinery, when helping another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like torn ligaments suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Newport Rd and on Audmore Rd.
Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you just want closure or answers as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
The lasting impact a serious injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when working out how much compensation to pay. Our network of expert lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Market Drayton 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, Market Drayton 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 Market Drayton, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many Market Drayton claims?
We are a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Market Drayton, Shropshire and across the country, get compensation.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Shropshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
You do not need to select a lawyer near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.
Market Drayton solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when trying to decide which lawyer to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.
Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for chest injuries, for example, ranges from £10,175 to £14,520 (based on 2015 market data).
What are the road accident statistics in Market Drayton
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Market Drayton are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 18 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 694 slight accidents in 2013 in Shropshire (Total events were 813 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 835.
Quittance's group of knowledgeable no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Market Drayton.
Market Drayton work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the Stafford Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Stafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||0|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||3|
|Fall from height||19|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1|
|Lifting and carrying||54|
|Slip or trip||54|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Hit by object||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.