Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured claimants in Tipton, Birmingham and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Tipton
Tipton road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's negligence.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Tipton's roads, or were injured in a cycling accident, this guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tipton
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you a landscape gardener hurt on site or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
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.
Lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to siderosis.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
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.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Tipton 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, Tipton 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 Tipton, Birmingham 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.
How do I start a claim?
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
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read more at - Get a personal injury quote
What are the road accident statistics in Tipton
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.
What are the Tipton work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 injury and illness information in the Dudley Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR by the Government:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Dudley Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||4|
|Fall from height||28|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1|
|Lifting and carrying||113|
|Slip or trip||95|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Struck by object||40|
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.