A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Wednesfield or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

A brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist lawyer can provide information and invaluable guidance.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wednesfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of certified personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in securing maximum awards for anyone hurt in a road accident in Wednesfield.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wednesfield are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 633 accidents (569 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wolverhampton local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 645. Accidents in the Wednesfield region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4124 and B4484 junction and on the A454 and B4464 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Wednesfield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from hotel workers to town and country planners, to claim compensation. Accident at work data in the Wolverhampton local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Wolverhampton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined423939
Electric shock injury211
Machinery related251413
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)734
Fall from height (ladder)311624
Injured by an animal122
Lifting and handling injuries1207174
Assault28218
Slip, trip, fall same level11910488
Struck against16118
Hit by vehicle784
Struck by object423628
Trapped by something collapsing021

For more information: Work accident claims

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Other injury claims

Wednesfield serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim will make to seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the financial stress serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers engage with the other side's legal representatives and insurers, helping to ensure families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Recorded figures demonstrate that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the West Midlands workplace in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Wolverhampton local authority) negligence claims injuries such as sprained arms suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred in the local area.

Medical negligence in Wednesfield

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

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Wednesfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Wednesfield and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Wednesfield, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Wednesfield?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Wednesfield, West Midlands and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across the West Midlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding the most appropriate legal expert to help you is a key step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you choose the best law firm to take on your case?

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?".

Look into Wednesfield personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be instructive if you are considering which solicitor to pick.

Read more : Quittance reviews

Do I need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly critical as injury cases are run remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a company that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

Read more : Do you have a medical centre in or near Wednesfield?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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