Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured people in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury 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 (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether liability can be proved.

Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Road accident claims in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury drivers and other road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, the Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Shrewsbury

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

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Shrewsbury 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, Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury, Shropshire 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

What should I do next?

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 experience do the 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.

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

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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.

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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