Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Wombourne, Staffordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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:
Wombourne road accident claims
Road users have a right to claim compensation if they are injured on Wombourne's roads because of another party's carelessness.
Whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Wombourne's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. This guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wombourne
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
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.
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.
More about Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to solvent exposure.
More about Industrial disease claims
Wombourne No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Wombourne injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wombourne, Staffordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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.
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 there will be nothing to pay.
What should I do next?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.