Personal injury claims

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

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

How were you injured?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

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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.

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of 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.

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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.

Stafford road accident claims

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Stafford are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 1160 road accidents in Staffordshire in 2021 (961 slight accidents, 175 accidents and 24 fatalities). Accidents in the Stafford region in 2013 included car crashes on the A34 and A518 roundabout and on the A34 and A5187 roundabout.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Stafford, 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 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.

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Road accident compensation claims

Stafford work accident claims

In Stafford, there were 122 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

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

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a paramedic or a scaffolder, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Stafford work accidents?

Stafford work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined13%
Electric shock1%
Machinery related injury0%
Exposed to explosion0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0%
Lifting and carrying26%
Assault10%
Slip or trip26%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object7%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Stafford clinical negligence claims

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 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 covering Stafford, including South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, Staffordshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Stafford public place accident claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were hurt on land maintained by the local authority or in a train station, you may be able to claim.

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

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

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 Stafford 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:

  • 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

Has Quittance helped many Stafford injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Stafford, Staffordshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt due to a negligent diagnosis or in a road traffic accident, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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

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

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor