A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Shrewsbury or anywhere in the UK, we can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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 lawyer will explain how your claim will relate to each of these points.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Shrewsbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert litigators have decades of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Shrewsbury.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Shrewsbury are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 835. Incidents in Shrewsbury in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A5191 and A488 junction and on the single carriageway of the A5112 and B4380 roundabout.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Shrewsbury

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from lathe operators to public affairs consultants, to claim work accident compensation. Accident information in the Shropshire local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified685152
Electric shock injury132
Machinery related injury332120
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1052
Fall from height (ladder)414029
Injured by an animal10118
Lifting and handling injuries19885100
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

See: Work accident claim

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Shrewsbury

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Shropshire workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on the Shopping Parade and on Abbey Foregate.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from mesothelioma to siderosis (welders lung).

See: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major effect on a claimant and their dependants.

Compensation will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's network of solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries which are held to be serious and catastrophic range from bowel cancer to back injuries.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Shrewsbury, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Shrewsbury?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Shropshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to accidents on the road.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.


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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Choosing the best personal injury solicitor to assist you is a key step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Shrewsbury, what is the best way to ensure you select the best one to pursue compensation for you?

Will I need to select a local Shrewsbury solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a company that provides medical facilities near Shrewsbury as you will need to attend a medical examination.

See - Will I have to attend a medical?

The contrast in success fees between different firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises prospective claimants.

For example the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?15,683 for displaced metatarsal fractures might vary from ?9,410 to ?13,330.

More information : How to compare personal injury solicitors

Shrewsbury personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are contemplating which lawyer to instruct.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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