A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Worcestershire or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For most claims, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Worcestershire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from warehouse assistants to television production assistants, to secure financial compensation awards.

Find out more: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Worcestershire

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Worcestershire.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Worcestershire are common. Gov.uk statistics show 18 fatal accidents, 168 serious accidents and 1206 slight accidents in 2013 in Worcestershire (Total events were 1392 local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 1,383.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

Worcestershire specialists for serious injury compensation

We understand the critical difference a successful claim makes to severely injured Claimants. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim allows them to focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped Claimants collect compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious range from cerebral palsy to head injuries.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Worcestershire

Medical negligence (which is now more correctly referred to as 'clinical negligence') is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Worcestershire have helped people with negligence claims brought against hospitals that include BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital, St Andrews Road, Droitwich, WR9 8DN.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to welders lung.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred in the area.

Worcestershire No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers

No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs, protect Claimants in Worcestershire from the need to settle legal fees if the case is not won.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here


How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

It can take months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Worcestershire?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?31,350 to ?56,375 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Injury lawyer reviews in Worcestershire - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.