Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
If you are based in Basildon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Basildon personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim
It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.
Reviews for lawyers in Basildon
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Are Basildon Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for minor achilles tendon injuries could vary between £5,885 and £10,175 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Claims our panel of lawyers handles in Basildon
Our panel of lawyers help people in Basildon and Essex whose accidents led to serious injuries.
Quittance has helped people, from nurses to aeronautical engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident information for the Basildon local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:
|Work accidents in Basildon Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||4||1||0|
|Fall from height||26||13||15|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||2|
|Slip or trip||92||72||63|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||4||3|
|Hit by object||36||20||23|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||1|
Basildon serious injury compensation
The effect serious injury can have will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when working out injury compensation. Damages will lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Our panel of expert law firms for many years have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in Essex. These types of accident are frequently connected to accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries like strained muscles occurring on raised flagstones are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Coppice Lane and on Ballards Walk.
Road accidents in Basildon
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Basildon are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,352. Accidents in the Basildon region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the B148 and A176 roundabout and on the A127 and A176 slip road.
Quittances panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Basildon.
Medical negligence in Basildon
Clinical negligence (in the past known as called medical negligence) is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional, NHS or private. An example might be an optician negligence claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Essex and Basildon have helped people with clinical negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals that include Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle Basildon cases
If you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means that the legal fees will not be charged. When you win your compensation claim, the legal costs will be covered by the other party.
A success fee is levied by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee is generally 25% and is taken from the compensation settlement.
Will there be hidden fees?
Some solicitors may charge additional fees if they lose your case. Through a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We offer jargon-free information helping people affected by injury determine whether to proceed.
If you need more information before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
How to get a personal injury claim started
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to get your claim underway. Alternatively, you can start a compensation claim here.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here to help. If you need more information, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.