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.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Polesworth, Warwickshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • 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, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Polesworth road accident claims

Polesworth road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to another party's negligence.

It does not matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, our team can help. This guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Polesworth

Have you been injured at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety data show that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an animal related accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Tamworth Road and on Piccadilly.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related illness to solvent exposure.

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term impact of serious injury will be recognised by Courts when calculating injury compensation.

By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person and their dependants, compensation enables individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors correspond with medical practitioners and the legal system, helping to ensure people impacted by severe accidents receive medical and financial support.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Polesworth 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, Polesworth 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 Polesworth, Warwickshire 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

Experience matters

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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FAQs

What is your track record of injury claims in Polesworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Polesworth, Warwickshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from bike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Do I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not especially relevant as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

Read about : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £8,666 for a fractured index finger could vary from £5,200 to £7,366.

Additional reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Polesworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can certainly be revealing if you are weighing up which lawyer to select.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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