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

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

How did your injury happen?

The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.

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Can I make a 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 to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'. Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my 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.

Rugeley road accident claims

Accidents on Rugeley's roads are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1160 road accidents in Staffordshire in 2021 (961 slight accidents, 175 accidents and 24 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Rugeley area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A460 and A513 junction and on the A460 and B5013 roundabout.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident, our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Work injury claims in Rugeley

Staffordshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 801 non-fatal and 3 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 563 cases.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a shop worker or a firefighter, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are work accidents in Rugeley?

Work accidents in Staffordshire (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined15%
Machinery related injury3%
Exposed to explosion0%
Exposed to fire1%
Exposure to toxic substance1%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)2%
Lifting and carrying26%
Physical assault4%
Slip or trip21%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object15%
Trapped by something collapsing2%

Medical negligence claims in Rugeley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Rugeley.

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Public place accident claims in Rugeley

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether your accident happened in a nightclub or at an amusement park, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Rugeley and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Rugeley injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Rugeley, Staffordshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt at work, in a bicycle accident or in a public park, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Rugeley personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator