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If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

How did your injury happen?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

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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).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Government data reveals there were 797 road accidents in Sandwell in 2021, including 696 slight accidents, 99 accidents and 2 fatalities. 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.

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or were injured in a cycling accident, this guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

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Road accident compensation claims

Tipton work injury claims

There were 0 fatalities and 338 other work accidents in Sandwell in 2021.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a vet or an electrician, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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How common are work accidents in Tipton?

Sandwell work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified11%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related10%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Lifting and carrying28%
Physical assault5%
Slip or trip24%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object10%

Tipton medical negligence claims

When a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Tipton.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Tipton public place accident claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you were injured on council-maintained land or in an office, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Tipton and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Tipton?

Whether you live in Tipton, Birmingham or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car accident or in a supermarket our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Tipton personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor