Personal injury solicitors

Our personal injury experts are here to 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:

Do I have a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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.

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 points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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 Warwickshire

Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Warwickshire are quite common. Government data reveals there were 1132 road accidents in Warwickshire in 2021, including 894 slight accidents, 216 accidents and 22 fatalities. Accidents in the Warwickshire area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the slip road of the A46 and A452 roundabout and on the A46 and A429 roundabout.

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Warwickshire

In Warwickshire, there were 602 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a forklift driver or a zero-hours contractor, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are work accidents in Warwickshire?

HSE-reported Warwickshire work accidentsReported Injuries
Not Reported10%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related4%
Exposed to explosion0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)0%
Fall from height10%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Lifting and handling injuries26%
Physical assault2%
Slip, trip or fall32%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle3%
Hit by falling object8%
Trapped under falling object0%

Medical negligence claims in Warwickshire

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Warwickshire.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Warwickshire

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 happened in a car park or at an airport, you could be entitled to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like head, brain and spinal injuries. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim serious injury compensation

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

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 Warwickshire 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

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Warwickshire?

Whether you live in Warwickshire, the West Midlands or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in public or in a car collision our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Warwickshire solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews will make it easier choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator