Decades of experience helping accident victims

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

What happened?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

Please select how you were injured:

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).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Accidents on Telford's roads are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 221 road accidents in Telford & Wrekin in 2021, including 167 slight accidents, 53 accidents and 1 fatal accidents. 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.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Telford and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision, or were involved as a pedestrian, we can assist. Our guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.

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Work accident claims in Telford

In 2021, there were 276 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Shropshire.

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.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a farm worker or a gardener, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Telford?

HSE-reported Shropshire work accidentsReported Injuries
Not Known12%
Electrocution1%
Machinery related5%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related0%
Lifting and carrying29%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip, fall same level24%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Trapped by something collapsing2%

Clinical negligence claims 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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Telford, including Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust (The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire).

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Public place injury claims in Telford

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether your accident happened at an airport or on council property, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury claims

Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have an immediate and life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Telford and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many injury claimants in Telford?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Telford and Shropshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured at your workplace or due to medical negligence.

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

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth can help you to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator