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

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

Every year, we help injured people in Solihull, Warwickshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

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

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Solihull

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Solihull or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.

Work accident claims in Solihull

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Solihull clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

See: Clinical negligence claim

Solihull public place accidents

Whether your accident occurred in a supermarket or in a public park, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Other types of injury claims in Solihull

We understand the critical change compensation will make to severely injured claimants. A claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms correspond with insurance companies, medical practitioners and the Courts to make sure claimants impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Solihull No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Solihull injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Solihull, Warwickshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Solihull and cross the UK.

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

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Solihull?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Solihull, West Midlands and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Are Solihull claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Solihull personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which solicitor to act for you.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Solihull

Quittance's group of specialist no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Solihull.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Solihull are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 2 fatal accidents, 41 serious accidents and 320 slight accidents in 2013 in Solihull (Total events were 363 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 380. Incidents in the Solihull area in 2013 included crashes on the B4102 and B425 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A41 and B4025 slip road.

What are the Solihull work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness information for the Solihull Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Solihull Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other34
Electric shock0
Machinery related injury8
Explosion related0
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1
Fall from height26
Animal related (e.g. livestock)4
Lifting59
Physical attack22
Slip, trip, fall same level107
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle6
Hit by object38
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor