A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Solihull or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within a three-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Solihull

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Solihull

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed or employed people, from nurses to speech and language therapists, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness information for the Solihull local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Solihull Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock010
Machinery related injury258
Explosion related010
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)831
Fall from height221926
Animal related (e.g. livestock)124
Physical attack132222
Slip, trip, fall same level106103107
Struck against17168
Hit by vehicle6106
Hit by object392238
Trapped underneath something040

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from bladder cancer to siderosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Solihull specialists for serious injury compensation claims

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

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the Birmingham and the Black Country workplace. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs happening on tripping on a street are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Prospect Lane and on Prospect Lane.

Medical negligence in Solihull

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, to raise a complaint against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Solihull No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Solihull and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Solihull and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Usually a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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.

Look into 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.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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