Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help injured people in Worcestershire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury 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 (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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:

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Worcestershire road accident claims

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Worcestershire's roads due to a negligent driver, you have the right to claim injury compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Worcestershire's roads, we can help you take action. The Quittance expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Worcestershire

You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Worcestershire 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, Worcestershire 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 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

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.

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FAQs

How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Worcestershire?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Worcestershire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Worcestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

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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.

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.

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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