Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

We have helped injured people in Wednesbury, West Midlands and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

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

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Wednesbury

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Wednesbury, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash, our expert guide sets out how to start aroad accident claim.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Wednesbury

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

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

Read more:

Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Wednesbury

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Wednesbury.

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability accident claims in Wednesbury

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you were injured when travelling by train or in a playground, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Quittance's team understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

The panel of expert lawyers work for compensation for serious injuries, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. The panel of solicitors have helped people recover damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious include paralysis and major surgical negligence.

See: Serious injury claims

Wednesbury No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Wednesbury injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wednesbury, West Midlands and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Wednesbury and cross the UK.

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

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FAQs

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Wednesbury?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Wednesbury, West Midlands and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people throughout the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do I need to instruct a local Wednesbury solicitor?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not especially important as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that provides medical facilities near Wednesbury as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

More - Do I have to attend a medical?

Wednesbury personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.

Find out more : Solicitor reviews

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 tinnitus could vary between £23,980 and £36,850 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator