A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Tipton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

To win a Tipton personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a short, free call with a Tipton-specialist solicitor can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Tipton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of trained legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in Tipton.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Tipton are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 549 accidents (447 slight accidents, 94 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dudley local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 622. Accidents in Tipton in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4123 and A457 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A4123 and A4037 crossroads.

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Work accident claims in Tipton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from nurses to urban general practice surveyors, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness information in the Dudley local authority are published under RIDDOR by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Dudley Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified614643
Electric shock211
Machinery related321041
Fire related (e.g. scars)401
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)934
Fall from height312928
Animal related (e.g. livestock)021
Lifting and carrying15883113
Physical assault241721
Slip or trip14413495
Struck against18187
Struck by moving vehicle795
Struck by object692640

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to siderosis.

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Serious injury

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant impact on an affected individual and their family. Damages will lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

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Slips, trips and falls

Official statistics show that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work in Birmingham and the Black Country. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred in the area.

Medical negligence in Tipton

Clinical negligence is the term used when someone is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to make a complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Tipton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Tipton and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Tipton and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Tipton?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Tipton, Staffordshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents on building sites.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances

Choosing the best legal representation to act for you is the most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Tipton (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make certain you choose the best firm to work with?

Comparing Tipton personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do I need to select a local Tipton legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is less important as cases now tend to be run remotely.

However, you should instruct a firm that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

More - Do you have a medical centre in or near Tipton?

The contrast in the level of personal injury fees between different firms is huge.

E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?9,472 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes might vary from ?5,683 to ?8,051.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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