Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Braintree or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
How to choose the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim
In many cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Braintree?
You do not need to select a lawyer near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.
The variation in the amount of success fees charged by firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is huge.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £27,175 for severe shoulder injuries might vary from £16,305 to £23,099.
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Reviews for solicitors in Braintree
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Injury compensation cases our network of lawyers conducts
Our network of experienced lawyers have assisted clients receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from plasterers to cartographers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics in the Braintree local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Braintree Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||4||5||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||7||4||0|
|Fall from height||13||17||18|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||56||28||45|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||69||45||43|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9||3||2|
|Hit by object||35||32||20|
Braintree specialists for serious injury compensation claims
The impact a serious injury has is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when working out what a claim is worth. By limiting the pressure severe injury imposes on an injured Claimant, injury compensation helps them to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have helped families receive damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include amputation and dioxin poisoning.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government statistics show that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident in the Essex workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Braintree local authority) cases for injuries like strained muscles experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Masefield Road and on Bedells Avenue.
Road accidents in Braintree
Quittances panel of best of breed solicitors have vast experience in getting optimum awards for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Braintree.
Accidents involving vehicles in Braintree are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,352. Incidents in Braintree in 2013 included crashes on the A120 and B1018 roundabout and on the B1256 and A120 roundabout.
Medical and clinical negligence in Braintree
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Our specialist panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Braintree have assisted with claims filed against NHS and private hospitals including St Michael's Hospital, Rayne Road, Braintree, CM7 2QU.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Braintree cases
Solicitors handling Braintree injury claims usually work on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if the case is lost.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
We warrant No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay the law firm's costs if you do not win. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance offer jargon-free information to help you decide whether to go ahead.
If you need more information before picking up the phone, see our FAQs.
Ready to begin?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can begin the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.
Talk to the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your potential claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.