Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured claimants in Penkridge, Staffordshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Penkridge

You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you were injured in an accident on Penkridge's roads because of the carelessness of another driver.

It does not matter if you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on Penkridge's roads, we're here to help. This road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Penkridge

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the cause of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or a harmful substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Stafford Road and on Broadhurst Green.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on a claimant.

The panel of lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of lawyers have aided families collect damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious range from hydrocarbon poisoning to birth negligence.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Penkridge 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, Penkridge 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 Penkridge, Staffordshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

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 won many injury claims in Penkridge?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Penkridge, Staffordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Do I need a local legal firm ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More details : Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you look for when comparing Penkridge solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £55,223 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from £33,134 to £46,939.

Read more at How to compare personal injury fees

What are the road accident statistics in Penkridge

Our network of trained no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the best general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Penkridge.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Penkridge are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083.

Work accident statistics in Penkridge

The latest 2019 injury and illness statistics for the South Staffordshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified14
Machinery related7
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)0
Fall from height (ladder)7
Animal related0
Lifting27
Physical assault26
Slip, trip or fall25
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle4
Struck by object5
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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