Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Basildon, Essex and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.
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:
Road accident claims in Basildon
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.
Regardless of whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.
Basildon work injury claims
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 carpenter or a police officer, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Basildon medical negligence claims
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Basildon, including Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex).
Basildon public place injury claims
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you have been injured when travelling by train or at a leisure centre, and a third party was responsible, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury compensation claims
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include head or spinal injuries, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.
A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Basildon, and across the UK.
Basildon No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Basildon injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Basildon, Essex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Basildon and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 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 injury claimants in Basildon?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Basildon, Essex, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured whilst doing your job, in a car or motorbike accident or as a result of a missed diagnosis.
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.
Basildon solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.
What are the road accident statistics in Basildon?
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.
Official gov.uk data shows there were 2995 road accidents in Essex in 2021 (2321 slight accidents, 638 accidents and 36 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Basildon region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the B148 and A176 roundabout and on the A127 and A176 slip road.
What are the work accident statistics in Basildon?
In Basildon, there were 139 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.
|Basildon work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposure to harmful substance||0%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Slip or trip||28%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Hit by object||10%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.