A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Telford or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a Telford personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Making your claim sooner will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by the lawyer.

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Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Telford

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from members of the army to training and development officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness figures in the Telford and Wrekin local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Telford and Wrekin Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known364535
Machinery related211516
Exposed to fire200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)611
Fall from height371322
Animal related110
Lifting and carrying1346486
Physical assault10912
Slip, trip, fall same level1058471
Struck against24119
Struck by moving vehicle377
Struck by object432426
Trapped by something collapsing115

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Telford

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Telford are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 341 accidents (305 slight accidents, 34 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Telford and Wrekin local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 399. Accidents in the Telford area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B5061 and A442 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A464 and A442 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of proficient no win no fee litigators have years of experience in securing the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Telford.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

Official figures underline the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in Shropshire. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like strained muscles happening on raised flagstones are also common with slips and trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to vibration white finger.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in Telford

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events rather than injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

Quittance recognise the vital difference a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have aided claimants collect compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious range from multiple fractures to dioxin poisoning.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Telford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Telford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Telford and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of handling claims in Telford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors that helps claimants in Telford, Shropshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Shropshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Picking the best personal injury solicitor

Finding the most suitable lawyer to act for you is a key step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Telford, what is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal law firm for your needs?

Telford solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when considering which lawyer to go with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is considerable.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?23,442 for loss of smell can range from ?14,065 to ?19,925.

Further reading - Get a personal injury quote

Will you need to select a local Telford injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases are normally run remotely.

However, you should choose a law firm with national medical centres as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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