Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.
Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Sutton Coldfield road accident claims
Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Sutton Coldfield's roads because of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Sutton Coldfield's roads, or have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, our expert team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sutton Coldfield
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in Birmingham and the Black Country. They are sometimes lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Birmingham local authority) litigation for injuries such as pulled muscles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent slips having happened recently.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are just looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands.
More about Clinical negligence compensation claim
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to PCB exposure.
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
Sutton Coldfield 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, Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham 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.
How do I start the process?
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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What experience do you have of winning claims in Sutton Coldfield?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on public transport to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Solicitor reviews in Sutton Coldfield - What to look for
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Are Sutton Coldfield claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective claimants.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £78,303 for a severe foot injury could conceivably vary from £46,982 to £66,558.
Further reading : Compare solicitors quotes
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.