A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in West Bromwich or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to win a West Bromwich personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in West Bromwich

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from members of the army to tourism officers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics for the Sandwell local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Sandwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other698070
Electricity related220
Machinery related injury443440
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)100
Fire related341
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)1353
Fall from height341837
Animal related (e.g. livestock)021
Lifting and handling injuries171102120
Physical assault253433
Slip, trip or fall182170133
Struck against242221
Struck by moving vehicle111818
Hit by falling object1116091
Trapped underneath something350

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in West Bromwich

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip 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.

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

Clinical negligence in West Bromwich

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

West Bromwich serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team recognise the change an injury claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped Claimants claim compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to asbestos-related disease.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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West Bromwich No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover West Bromwich and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in West Bromwich, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

To meet more of our 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 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.

Our 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing a suitable legal representation for your legal case is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of West Bromwich, how can you make certain you select the ideal solicitors' practice to advise you?

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.

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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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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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