Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Worcester, Worcestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury 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, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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
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:
Worcester road accident claims
Worcester road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's actions.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, our team are here. This expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Worcester
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.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hereford and Worcester in 2014/15. They are frequently lead to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Worcester local authority) negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent kerb stone trips having happened recently.
Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire.
Read more about Clinical negligence claims
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to pesticide poisoning.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
Worcester 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, Worcester 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 Worcester, Worcestershire 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
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Frequently asked questions
How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Worcester?
We are a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Worcester, Worcestershire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Worcestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and whiplash.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Reviews for solicitors in Worcester
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
What are the road accident statistics in Worcester
The panel of specialist legal advisors have years of experience in getting the best compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Worcester.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Worcester are reasonably common with a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 560. Incidents in the Worcester area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A38 and B4205 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A38 and A449 junction.
Worcester work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 injury and illness stats for the Worcester Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Worcester Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Exposure to harmful substance||2|
|Fall from height||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||19|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||69|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Struck by object||13|
|Trapped under falling object||0|
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.