Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help you

Each year, we help injured people in West Bromwich, West Midlands and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in West Bromwich

West Bromwich cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision on West Bromwich's roads, our specialist team are here. This guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in West Bromwich

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Safety statistics indicate that slips and trips are the most common accident at work in Birmingham and the Black Country. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for answers instead of financial compensation. You can write to Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Delta Point, Greets Green Road, West Bromwich, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from radiation exposure to pleural thickening.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

West Bromwich 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, West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Your questions answered

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in West Bromwich?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in West Bromwich, West Midlands and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout the West Midlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £11,110 to £20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

West Bromwich personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by solicitors can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when contemplating which solicitor to go with.

Read more : Reviews

What are the road accident statistics in West Bromwich

Our group of best of breed road traffic accident solicitors are experienced in obtaining the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in West Bromwich.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in West Bromwich are quite common with statistics showing a total of 720 accidents (623 slight accidents, 88 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sandwell local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 910. Incidents in West Bromwich in 2013 included crashes on the A41 and A4252 roundabout and on the A457 and A4168 roundabout.

West Bromwich work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident stats for the Sandwell Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Sandwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other70
Electricity related0
Machinery related injury40
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)3
Fall from height37
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1
Lifting and handling injuries120
Physical assault33
Slip, trip or fall133
Struck against21
Struck by moving vehicle18
Hit by falling object91
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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