Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
We have helped injured claimants in Shropshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Shropshire road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Shropshire's roads because of another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car collision, our specialist team are here. This useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Shropshire
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury in the West Midlands workplace. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken shoulders occurring on spillages are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on the Shopping Parade and on Abbey Foregate.
Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a formal complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire.
More about Medical negligence compensation
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from bladder cancer to silicosis.
More about Industrial disease compensation
Shropshire 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, Shropshire 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 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of injury claims in Shropshire?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Shropshire and across the UK, get compensation.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Shropshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and part-time worker injuries.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Are Shropshire claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Comparing Shropshire personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Shropshire
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Shropshire are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 835.
Our network of road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people injured in a road accident in Shropshire.
What are the Shropshire work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident at work statistics in the Shropshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||2|
|Machinery related injury||20|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||29|
|Injured by an animal||8|
|Lifting and handling injuries||100|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||115|
|Hit by vehicle||10|
|Hit by object||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.