Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured claimants in Stafford, Staffordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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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Stafford road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Stafford's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a motorbike accident, this guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stafford

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Officially reported figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK as a whole. They are often the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a carrying injury or a toxic substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained arms experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for closure or answers rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, Staffordshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from industrial deafness to solvent exposure.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Stafford 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, Stafford 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 Stafford, Staffordshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your claim?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do you have of injury claims in Stafford?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Stafford, Staffordshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to car passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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.

Stafford personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be enlightening if you are contemplating which lawyer to instruct.

Read more Quittance reviews

Will I need a local Stafford solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially critical as injury cases are run remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a company that has medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical examination.

Read about - What is the process for attending a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Stafford

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Stafford are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Stafford region in 2013 included car crashes on the A34 and A518 roundabout and on the A34 and A5187 roundabout.

Quittance's network of road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Stafford.

What are the Stafford work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident information in the Stafford Local Authority (2013/14) collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:

Work accidents in Stafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined27
Electric shock2
Machinery related injury0
Exposed to explosion0
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)3
Fall from height19
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and carrying54
Assault22
Slip or trip54
Struck against9
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object15
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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