A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Key criteria

Compensation claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

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.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Basildon

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
General363032
Electric shock130
Machinery related696
Exposure to harmful substance410
Fall from height261315
Injured by an animal012
Manual handling665453
Physical attack191728
Slip or trip927263
Struck against852
Struck by moving vehicle643
Hit by object362023
Crushed by something collapsing111

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Basildon

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Quittance's 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.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

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Other injury claims

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.

Medical negligence in Basildon

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

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.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Basildon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Basildon and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Basildon and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Basildon?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Basildon, Essex and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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?".

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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