A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Rowley Regis or anywhere in the country, our solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Making an injury claim

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within three years.

Powerful legislation exists to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor will discuss each of these key points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Rowley Regis solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

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The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is considerable.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £15,021 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could conceivably vary from £9,012 to £12,767.

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Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Personal injury compensation claims we conduct

Quittance's panel of solicitors have assisted clients in Rowley Regis and throughout West Midlands whose accidents were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.

Serious injury specialists in Rowley Regis

We recognise the critical difference compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

We fight to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to toluene exposure.

Accidents at work

We have helped Claimants injured at work, from dental nurses to public affairs consultants, to claim compensation. Accident information in the Sandwell local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in Sandwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related220
Machinery related injury443440
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)100
Fire related341
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)1353
Fall from height341837
Animal related (e.g. livestock)021
Lifting and handling injuries171102120
Physical assault253433
Slip, trip or fall182170133
Struck against242221
Struck by moving vehicle111818
Hit by falling object1116091
Trapped underneath something350

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded figures indicate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands. Slips and trips are frequently connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by material under pressure, when supporting another person or a drowning accident. Public place (Sandwell local authority) claims for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Springfield Close and on Halesowen Rd.

Road traffic compensation claims

Our network of trained road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in getting maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Rowley Regis.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Rowley Regis are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal 9 fatal accidents, 88 serious accidents and 623 slight accidents in 2013 in Sandwell (Total events were 720 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 910. Accidents in the Rowley Regis region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4034 and A4123 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A4123 and B4169 crossroads.

Clinical and medical negligence in Rowley Regis

Medical negligence, which is correctly referred to as clinical negligence, is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Rowley Regis have been instructed on clinical negligence legal cases filed against local hospitals including Rowley Regis Hospital, Moor Lane, Rowley Regis, B65 8DA.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims for compensation in Rowley Regis

If your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their legal costs. When you succeed in your compensation claim, the costs for your lawyer are paid by the losing Defendant or their insurer.

Do I have to pay any fees?

No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim and there will be no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is absolutely no catch. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a lawyer.

Get more information without having to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions here.

Start a compensation claim

You can begin your injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to an expert lawyer.

Quittance's team of experts help injured Claimants every day. You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.