Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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?
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Compensation claims Quittance handles in Willenhall
Our network of solicitors have assisted individuals in Willenhall whose situations were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:
Road traffic claims
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||24||18||9|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1||3||3|
|Fall from height||37||28||21|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1||2||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||156||89||96|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||119||118||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||10||10||5|
|Struck by object||49||44||37|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||3|
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
Medical negligence, correctly called 'Clinical Negligence', is when an injury or illness follows a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Birmingham and the Black Country and Willenhall have helped people with claims filed against the health service that include New Cross Hospital, Wednesfield Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, WV10 0QP.
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to welders lung.
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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Willenhall claims for compensation
Solicitors handling Willenhall injury claims usually act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents your solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the claim fails.
Do you have to pay any extra costs?
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out. Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We provide jargon-free answers to help people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead with the claim.
Get more information online without having to call a solicitor. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Get your compensation claim started
Once you are ready to proceed, you can begin a injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with Quittance's online contact form.
Talk to a member of the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.