Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

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 compensation for:

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 much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

Calculate compensation

Road accident claims in Wolverhampton

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.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Wolverhampton work accident claims

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.

Read more:

Work accident claims

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).

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

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.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to mercury poisoning.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Wolverhampton No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Wolverhampton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wolverhampton, West Midlands and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Wolverhampton?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Wolverhampton, West Midlands and throughout the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across the West Midlands get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on the road.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Do I need to select a local Wolverhampton lawyer?

Choosing a nearby firm is not critical as cases are typically run remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm with a national network as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

Further reading : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Wolverhampton personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful when considering which lawyer to instruct.

Read : Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Wolverhampton

Quittance's network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors are experienced in achieving optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Wolverhampton.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Wolverhampton are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 633 accidents (569 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wolverhampton local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 645. 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.

Work accident statistics in Wolverhampton

The latest 2019 work injury statistics for the Wolverhampton Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Wolverhampton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined39
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related13
Explosion related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)4
Fall from height (ladder)24
Injured by an animal2
Lifting and handling injuries74
Assault8
Slip, trip, fall same level88
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle4
Struck by object28
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor