Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
If you are based in Billericay or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of expert solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The solicitor will discuss these key points and will explain how they apply to your claim.
How to select the right injury lawyer
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Many solicitors 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 will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Read Billericay personal injury solicitor reviews
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What types of compensation claims do you conduct in Billericay?
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Billericay. Our team can assist with injuries and illness including:
Road accidents in Billericay
Quittances panel of specialist legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for the best compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Billericay.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Billericay are relatively commonplace with a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,352. Accidents in the Billericay region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A129 and A176 roundabout and on the A129 and B1007 roundabout.
Medical and clinical negligence in Billericay
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a failing by a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for Billericay have assisted with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Lakeside Medical Diagnostics - Billericay Community Hospital, Billericay Community Hospital, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, CM12 9SA.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Basildon local authority) cases for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with falls having happened on Perry St and on Grange Rd.
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from building site contractors to automotive engineers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work figures in the Basildon local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Basildon Local Authority||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|
Serious injury experts serving Billericay
We understand the difference a successful claim makes to seriously injured Claimants.
Quittance's team fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Billericay claims for compensation
In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees. Should your injury claim be successful, the legal costs will be paid by the losing side.
A 'success fee' can be charged by lawyers serving Billericay who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee will be taken out of your award or settlement and is usually 25 percent.
Are there any additional costs to pay?
Some firms may charge extra costs if they lose your case. Using a Quittance solicitor, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose a lawyer arm yourself with information. This helps you make the best decision for your future.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on our FAQ page.
Ready to make your compensation claim?
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin a claim, or start the compensation claim online.
If you have something else to ask before making a decision, request a callback at a more convenient time or call us on 0800 612 7456.