A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Wombourne or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Wombourne personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

The solicitor can take you through these points and will look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wombourne

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Wombourne are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Wombourne area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A449 and B4176 crossroads and on the A449 and A463 roundabout.

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee lawyers are experienced in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Wombourne.

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Work accident claims in Wombourne

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed and employed people, from members of the air force to television production assistants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness information for the South Staffordshire local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified181314
Machinery related337
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)200
Fall from height (ladder)1177
Animal related010
Lifting382327
Physical assault171626
Slip, trip or fall352925
Struck against553
Struck by moving vehicle044
Struck by object16185
Trapped under falling object010

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Other claims

Clinical negligence in Wombourne

When someone is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation. To make a complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in Staffordshire and the UK as a whole. They are typically lead to injuries classified under another heading for instance being struck by a falling object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with pavement crack trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to solvent exposure.

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Wombourne serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering impact on a Claimant and their family. We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of expert law firms have aided people receive compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, concussion and radiation exposure.

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Wombourne 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 Wombourne and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Wombourne, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Wombourne?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Wombourne, Staffordshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Staffordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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FAQs

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.

What factors to check when selecting the right solicitor

Identifying a suitable personal injury lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards negotiating the most compensation.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Wombourne (according the SRA) - what is the best way to make certain you select the best company to represent you?

Look into Wombourne solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to go with.

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Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The disparity in fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?48,939 for asbestosis might vary from ?29,363 to ?41,598.

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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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