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?

Updated: September 15, 2016

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.

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Rowley Regis

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Rowley Regis

Worker injured in accident

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
Other698070
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

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Other claims

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.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Rowley Regis

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than injury compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands.

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Rowley Regis No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Rowley Regis and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Rowley Regis, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many claims in Rowley Regis?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Rowley Regis, West Midlands and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in the West Midlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to road accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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