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?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making an injury 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.

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.

Read more at - Get a personal injury quote

What cases do you handle?

Our panel of lawyers have helped people receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.

Medical negligence in Tipton

Medical negligence (more precisely known as clinical negligence) is where there has been a failing on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Birmingham and the Black Country and Tipton have worked on legal cases brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Guest Hospital, Tipton Rd, Dudley, DY1 4SE.

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.

Accidents at work

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

Road accidents 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.

Industrial disease

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

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.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Tipton

No Win, No Fee agreements, or Conditional Fee Agreements, guard Tipton Claimants from a need to settle solicitors' fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some solicitors could charge additional fees should the claim fail. With our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more about your claim

We offer jargon-free information helping people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.

Get answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the FAQ section.

Start your compensation claim

You can start the compensation claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to talk to a personal injury solicitor.

Quittance's specialist team can help. Need more information? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.