Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help you
We have helped hundreds of people in Staffordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.
A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Staffordshire road accident claims
Drivers and other road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Staffordshire's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Staffordshire's roads, this guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Staffordshire
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially reported figures reveal that slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in West Midlands. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, a fall from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (East Staffordshire local authority) litigation for injuries like broken ankles experienced on pavement cracks are also common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to mercury poisoning.
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury has a major impact on an individual and their family. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight to get compensation for serious injuries. This includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Staffordshire 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, Staffordshire 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 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Staffordshire?
Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Staffordshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will you need a local lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will usually need to attend a medical examination.
Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
The disparity in the amount of fees between different law firms often surprises claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £49,290 for leg fractures can vary from £29,574 to £41,896.
Check Staffordshire solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by solicitors can differ.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are trying to decide which lawyer to go with.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.