Decades of experience helping accident victims

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.

How were you injured?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

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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).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Solihull

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Solihull are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 315 road accidents in Solihull in 2021, including 268 slight accidents, 44 accidents and 3 fatalities. 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.

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.

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Road accident compensation claims

Solihull work accident claims

Solihull Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 156 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 126 cases.

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

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a plumber or a fitness trainer, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Solihull work accidents?

Solihull work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other11%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related injury3%
Explosion related0%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting19%
Physical attack7%
Slip, trip, fall same level34%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle2%
Hit by object12%
Trapped underneath something0%

Solihull clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for 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, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Solihull.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Solihull public place accident claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you have been injured in a pub or on an uneven pavement, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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.

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

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

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Solihull?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Solihull and Warwickshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured due to clinical negligence or at work.

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.

Solihull personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor