Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you are based in Smethwick or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
It can take months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers is significant.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £18,240 for work-related upper limb disorders can vary from £10,944 to £15,504.
Further reading How much can you claim?
Reviews for lawyers in Smethwick
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do you need to choose a local Smethwick injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not so relevant as cases are typically run by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that offers national medical coverage as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Claims our network of lawyers conducts in Smethwick and Birmingham and the Black Country
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted individuals receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Smethwick
Quittances group of accredited litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Smethwick.
Accidents involving vehicles in Smethwick are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 3315 accidents (2913 slight accidents, 373 serious accidents and 29 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Birmingham local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,584. Incidents in the Smethwick area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A457 and A4030 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the A4252 and A41 roundabout.
Clinical negligence in Smethwick
Medical negligence, which is correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a failing on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of lawyers covering Smethwick have helped Claimants with legal action filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY.
Legal advisors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from radiation exposure to mercury poisoning.
We recognise the critical change a successful claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, an injury claim enables them to focus on their rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of law firms have aided families claim damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include asbestos-related disease, cerebral palsy and paralysis.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped people, from forklift drivers to scientific laboratory technicians, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics for the Birmingham local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Birmingham Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||12||3||6|
|Machinery related injury||64||42||43|
|Exposed to fire||2||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||29||23||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||124||81||106|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||14||10||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||595||350||361|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||555||489||374|
|Hit by vehicle||53||31||19|
|Hit by object||190||127||145|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||8||5|
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Birmingham and the Black Country workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from a height or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained ankles happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened on Holyhead Road and on Brasshouse Lane.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Smethwick
No Win, No Fee agreements preserve Claimants from a requirement to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Some solicitors could charge additional costs if they lose your case. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
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Get your compensation claim underway
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to get your personal injury claim underway, or you can start your personal injury claim online here.
If you need a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.