Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Walsall, West Midlands and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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
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 Walsall
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Walsall's roads because of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian, we can help. This guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Walsall
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
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.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to vibration white finger.
Walsall 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, Walsall 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 Walsall, West Midlands 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.
Talk to the experts
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.