Birmingham Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
How do Personal Injury Claims Work?
A ‘personal injury’ refers to an illness or injury that was caused by, or made worse by, the negligence of someone else – whether that be an individual (a driver, employer) or an organisation (the NHS, social services).
The injured party is therefore entitled to claim for compensation as the incident occurred due to no fault of their own, which is recovered through a process labelled as a personal injury claim.
Our personal injury solicitors work with injured parties and negotiate with the third-party insurers in order to agree a compensation figure suitable for your particular situation.
Personal injury compensation can cover ‘pain and suffering’ endured by the claimant as a result of the injury, as well as any expenses and costs – i.e. travel expenses, medical and care costs etc.
Once we have agreed terms with the third-party insurer and secured your compensation, it usually takes around 14-28 days to reach you.
Our solicitors covering Birmingham work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that we only receive a small percentage of the overall compensation amount (capped at 25%) and you will not pay anything up-front.
Personal Injury Statistics in Birmingham
Injuries occur all over the UK in various situations each day, including injuries at work, in public places, during sports, and on the road.
Workplace Injury Claim Birmingham
In Birmingham between 2013 and 2016, over 1,150 injuries were reported to local authorities in the workplace. The greatest percentage of these injuries were ‘slips, trips and falls’, which can often occur due to an employer having a disregard for the safety and wellbeing of employees.
In the UK during 2016-17, over 600,000 people suffered injuries at work, meaning that UK residents missed a total of 31.2 million working days due to work-related illnesses and injuries.
If you feel your employer is liable for an injury or illness that you have experienced, you can claim against them today using our expert and experienced personal injury lawyers that cover Birmingham.
Birmingham’s Road Traffic Collisions
Birmingham’s number of car accidents continues to rise, unlike most cities in the UK who have gradually reduced the number of collisions.
New research conducted in 2018 showed that Birmingham’s outer circle ring road was among the 50 most dangerous roads in Britain, demonstrating the caution you must take when driving in the city.
Unfortunately, it is often someone else’s carelessness that leads to you being injured in a road traffic collision. If so, be sure to gather all the evidence you can – including photographs and witnesses’ contact details if available – and get in touch with our team as soon as possible.
Other types of personal injury claims covered by our Birmingham solicitors include:
- Industrial deafness
- Industrial disease
- Public place injuries
- Medical negligence
- Professional negligence
How Much is my Personal Injury Claim Worth?
Personal injury claims range from £100 to over £100,000, and vary considerably depending on each injury’s severity and how much an impact the injury had on the claimant’s life.
Our injury pay-out guide lists the average amount of compensation you can expect for each injury, in relation to differing levels of severity.
Examples of average compensation amounts include:
- £5,870 - £36,310 for partial hearing loss and/or tinnitus
- £300 - £1,950 for whiplash (recovery within three months)
- £9,970 - £30,910 for moderate severity back injuries
Making a Personal Injury Claim in Birmingham
If you have been injured in an accident at work, in a public place or on the road, or have been taken ill due to medical negligence, you could be entitled to a claim.
Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers can help you start your claim today, just give us a call or complete our short contact form and a member of our team will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.