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Claims in the West Midlands

West Midlands

There was a 40% increase in the number of people National Accident Helpline helped in the West Midlands between 2006 and 2012.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, being the UK’s second largest city, our solicitors help more people from Birmingham than any other part of the West Midlands, followed by Coventry, and then Dudley.

However you were injured, wherever you’re based - we’ll find the most suitable no win no fee solicitor for your claim.

  Injury claims in the West Midlands & the facts

  • There are more road accident claims made in the West Midlands in the winter months of November and January than at any other time of year.
  • Some people think that it’s only drivers who can make road accident claims. This is not true – we can also help passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and those travelling on public transport claim compensation.
  • In fact, injured passengers accounted for approximately 33% of all road accident claims made with National Accident Helpline between 2006 and 2012. 
  • The number of people contacting National Accident Helpline after being injured at work in the West Midlands has been increasing steadily, and accounts for around 23% of all injury claims made in the area. Is your employer taking shortcuts on health and safety?  

After an accident at work, you may have significantly lost out financially, perhaps needing to take time off work or quitting your job altogether.

Injured at work? Know your rights.

All employers have what’s called a ‘duty of care’ towards their employees - they are required by law to do all they can to keep employees safe at work.

What’s required of the employer differs depending on the industry they operate in, so on a construction site or in a factory, providing training and safety equipment is important, whereas in an office, it could mean keeping walkways free from trip hazards like trailing cables, and regularly testing all electrical equipment.    

If you’ve been injured at work, you should remember that you can’t be dismissed or treated differently as a result of making a personal injury claim - this would amount to ‘unfair dismissal’.

Stats based on National Accident Helpline data

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