Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help injured people in Tilbury, Essex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person 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, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Tilbury
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Tilbury's roads because of another party's actions.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured in a cycling accident, our specialist team are here. Our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tilbury
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Government data reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the Essex workplace. Slips and trips are typically related to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by machinery, a fall from a ladder or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on tripping on a street are also common with falls having occurred in the local area.
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to pleural thickening.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major effect on an injured claimant and their dependants.
By limiting the stress severe injury imposes on a claimant and their family, compensation allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Tilbury 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, Tilbury 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 Tilbury, Essex 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.
The Quittance Team
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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Frequently asked questions
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Tilbury?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Tilbury, Essex and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to motorbike accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Tilbury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs.
The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is considerable.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £22,122 for very serious thumb injuries can range from £13,273 to £18,803.
More information How much compensation can you claim?
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, 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 does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
What are the road accident statistics in Tilbury
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Tilbury are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 496 accidents (436 slight accidents, 57 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Thurrock local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 528.
Our network of trained no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Tilbury.
Work accident statistics in Tilbury
The most recent 2019 injury and illness data in the Thurrock Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Thurrock Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mtbe related illnesses)||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||20|
|Lifting and handling injuries||55|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||86|
|Struck by moving vehicle||12|
|Struck by object||38|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2|
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.