A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Willenhall or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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 sooner will enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Compensation calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Willenhall

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Willenhall are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 577 accidents (496 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Walsall local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 730. Accidents in the Willenhall region in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A454 and B4484 slip road and on the single carriageway of the B4464 and B4484 mini-roundabout.

Our panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best damages for people injured in a road accident in Willenhall.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Willenhall

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people hurt in an accident, from kitchen workers to transportation planners, to claim work accident compensation. Accident information in the Walsall local authority are published under legislation by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Walsall Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related injury24189
Explosion related (e.g. dust)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)133
Fall from height372821
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)120
Lifting and handling injuries1568996
Physical assault211915
Slip, trip, fall same level11911896
Struck against181418
Struck by moving vehicle10105
Struck by object494437
Crushed by something collapsing103

See: Accident at work compensation claims

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Birmingham and the Black Country workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often connected to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles occurring on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with falls having happened recently.

Medical and clinical negligence in Willenhall

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Trust Headquarters, 3, Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to welders lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Willenhall serious injury compensation

We understand the vital change a successful claim will make to the lives of people affected by major injury. Quittance's team work hard for compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist solicitors have for many years helped people impacted by severe accidents.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Willenhall No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Willenhall and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Willenhall, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Willenhall claims?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Willenhall, West Midlands and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants in the West Midlands get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Guidance for those searching for a personal injury solicitor

Finding the most appropriate PI solicitor to assist you is a crucial step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

How do you make sure you select the most appropriate company to pursue compensation for you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 displaced metatarsal fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Do I need a local lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is not important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually need to go to a medical exam.

More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Read Willenhall personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture when contemplating which lawyer to pick.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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