Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Tiptree, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also 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:
Tiptree road accident claims
Tiptree cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's negligence.
Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident on Tiptree's roads, our specialist team are here. Our expert guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tiptree
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Essex. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by material under pressure, a crush injury from something overturning or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Colchester local authority) accident claims injuries like broken shoulders occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred recently.
Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on a claimant. By reducing the pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, a claim enables people to focus on their rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of lawyers communicate with doctors and health professionals and the Courts to ensure claimants affected by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to brain injuries.
Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Tiptree 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, Tiptree 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 Tiptree, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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:
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Tiptree?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Tiptree, Essex and across the country, get compensation.
In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Tiptree solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be revealing if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.
Find out more - Reviews
Are Tiptree claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
The majority of large firms 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 should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.