Personal injury solicitors
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
We have helped injured claimants in Wolverhampton, West Midlands and throughout the UK get the compensation they need.
How were you injured?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
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Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or where the injury occurred.
A brief phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
How long does a child have to start a claim?
Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.
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.
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:
Road accident claims in Wolverhampton
Road accidents in Wolverhampton are relatively common. Government data reveals there were 636 road accidents in Wolverhampton in 2021, including 545 slight accidents, 88 accidents and 3 fatalities. Incidents in the Wolverhampton area in 2013 included crashes on the A4150 and A41 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A449 and A460 junction.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Wolverhampton, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.
Wolverhampton work accident claims
In 2021, there were 238 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Wolverhampton, based on official records.
|Wolverhampton work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||8%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||25%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||30%|
|Hit by vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||10%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a support worker or a school teacher, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.
Wolverhampton clinical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Wolverhampton, including The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton).
Wolverhampton Occupiers liability injury claims
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you have been injured in a train station or in a car park, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury claims
A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Wolverhampton and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Wolverhampton?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Wolverhampton, West Midlands and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, at work or in a public place we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Wolverhampton solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.