Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Wem, Shropshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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 Wem
Road users are entitled to claim compensation if they are hurt on Wem's roads because of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision on Wem's roads, or were injured in a hit-and-run, our expert guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wem
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Reported data underline the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Shropshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened recently.
Litigators can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to pneumoconiosis.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More claim types
Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-altering impact on a claimant. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury imposes on a claimant, injury compensation enables people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of expert law firms engage with the other side's legal representatives, insurance companies and medical providers to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries held to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis, eye injuries and lung cancer.
Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Wem 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, Wem 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 Wem, Shropshire 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.
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.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of winning claims in Wem?
We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Wem, Shropshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Shropshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.
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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Read Wem solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which lawyer to choose.
Find out more - Personal injury lawyer reviews
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is considerable.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £67,671 for lung cancer can range from £40,603 to £57,520.
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What are the road accident statistics in Wem
Quittance's network of road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest awards for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Wem.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wem are common. Police reporters reveal that there were 18 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 694 slight accidents in 2013 in Shropshire (Total events were 813 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 835. Accidents in Wem in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B5063 and B5476 junction and on the single carriageway of the B5476 and B5065 junction.
What are the Wem work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident statistics in the Shropshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with regulations by the Government in the following table:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||2|
|Machinery related injury||20|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||29|
|Injured by an animal||8|
|Lifting and handling injuries||100|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||115|
|Hit by vehicle||10|
|Hit by object||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.