A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Tamworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your solicitor should look at how your case will relate to the points.

How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Tamworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to systems developers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Tamworth local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in Tamworth Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related546
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)211
Fall from height (scaffolding)746
Injured by an animal020
Lifting and handling injuries542126
Physical attack111
Slip, trip, fall same level462331
Struck against833
Struck by moving vehicle314
Hit by falling object181011
Trapped underneath something102

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Road traffic accident claims in Tamworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum awards for anyone injured in a car accident in Tamworth.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Tamworth are relatively commonplace with 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Tamworth area in 2013 included car crashes on the A51 and A513 roundabout and on the A51 and A453 roundabout.

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported figures indicate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace in 2015. They are quite often the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred recently.

Tamworth serious injury compensation

We understand the vital change injury compensation makes to people who have been affected by serious injury.

By reducing the financial stress serious injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a claim allows them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to silicosis.

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Clinical negligence in Tamworth

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Tamworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Tamworth and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Tamworth, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Tamworth?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Tamworth, Staffordshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants in Staffordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however the SRA are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Tamworth solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

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Will you need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not important as cases are typically conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical examination.

More - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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