Our Personal Injury Services
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they deserve.
What caused your injury?
Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.
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Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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 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 Uttoxeter
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Uttoxeter are quite common. Government data reveals there were 1160 road accidents in Staffordshire in 2021 (961 slight accidents, 175 accidents and 24 fatalities). Accidents in the Uttoxeter region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A50 and A522 junction and on the A50 and A518 roundabout.
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Uttoxeter 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.
Whether you have been involved riding a bike, or have been hurt in a collision, our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Uttoxeter
There were 3 fatalities and 801 other work accidents in Staffordshire in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Staffordshire||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Harmful substance related||2%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||5%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||23%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||28%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Hit by object||10%|
|Trapped under falling object||0%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial 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 paramedic or a crane operator, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Uttoxeter
When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Uttoxeter.
Occupiers liability injury claims in Uttoxeter
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether your accident occurred when travelling on public transport or at a public swimming pool, and a third party was responsible, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury claims
Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include head or spinal injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
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.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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 Uttoxeter and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Uttoxeter?
Whether you live in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred due to your employer's negligence, in a car accident or due to a negligent diagnosis our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
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.
Uttoxeter injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.
Online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.