Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Every year, we help injured people in Telford, Shropshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Telford
If you are hurt in an accident on Telford's roads as the result of another road user's behaviour, you have a right to make a claim for compensation.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision, or were involved as a pedestrian on Telford's roads, we can assist. Quittance's guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Telford
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place 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.
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
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
Telford 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, Telford 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 Telford, Shropshire 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.
Speak to an expert
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.