Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in West Midlands and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
If you were hurt 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:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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
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:
West Midlands road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on West Midlands's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on West Midlands's roads, or were hurt in a crash, the Quittance road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in West Midlands
Have you been injured 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.
Whether you injured your back or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
According to the HSE, slips, trips and falls are the most common category of injury in the UK workplace.
Public liability compensation claims, for injuries such as broken collarbones and wrist sprains, are also common. If a local council or highway authority has failed to maintain pavements and walkways, and you are injured by tripping on cracked or loose paving, you could be entitled to compensation.
When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
We understand the difference a successful compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury.
Rakhi Chauhan, Kevin Walker and Quittance's other serious injury panel solicitors have helped claimants secure damages for a wide range of severe conditions and complex injuries.
Compensation can include long-term medical treatment and care costs, lost future earnings, physiotherapy and advanced prosthetics.
Read more: Catastrophic injury claims
West Midlands 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 Midlands 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 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.
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of injury claims in West Midlands?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in the West Midlands and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across the West Midlands seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to car accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.
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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in West Midlands
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim.
Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in West Midlands?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in West Midlands
Our network of expert No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyers have handled many road accident claims in the West Midlands.
In 2016 there were 12,242 road accidents across the West Midlands (gov.uk).
West Midlands work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 work injury data for the Shropshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|HSE 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.