A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Walsall or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

To win a Walsall personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Walsall

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional no win, no fee lawyers have vast experience in achieving optimum compensation for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Walsall.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Walsall are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 577 accidents (496 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Walsall local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 730. Accidents in the Walsall region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A454 and A4148 junction and on the A34 and A4148 roundabout.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Walsall

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from carpenters to TEFL teachers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics for the Walsall local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Walsall Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined454731
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related injury24189
Explosion related (e.g. dust)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)133
Fall from height372821
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)120
Lifting and handling injuries1568996
Physical assault211915
Slip, trip, fall same level11911896
Struck against181418
Struck by moving vehicle10105
Struck by object494437
Crushed by something collapsing103

See: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident in the Birmingham and the Black Country workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by another person or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened in the local area.

Medical and clinical negligence in Walsall

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Manor Hospital, Moat Road, Walsall, to make a formal complaint against Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

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

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

Quittance recognise the difference compensation will make to severely injured Claimants.

Quittance's team work to get compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have helped people recover damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious include head injuries, benzene poisoning and major surgical negligence.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Walsall 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 Walsall and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Walsall and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the 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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Have you handled many claims in Walsall?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Walsall, West Midlands and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants across the West Midlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including whiplash and slips and trips at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs?

Identifying a suitable solicitors' practice to act for you is an important step towards getting the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How can you make certain you select the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?

Will you need to instruct a local Walsall legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not especially relevant as injury cases are handled remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that provides medical facilities near Walsall as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More on - What is the process for attending a medical?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe arm injuries could vary between ?77,715 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

Injury lawyer reviews in Walsall - Tips for comparing firms

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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