Updated: Friday, 9th September 2016
Whether you are based in Brentwood or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.
In order to win a Brentwood personal injury case, it must be proven 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.
Your solicitor can take you through these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?
It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not especially relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.
However, you should choose a law firm that offers national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
Reviews for solicitors in Brentwood
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
The contrast in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers often surprises Claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £101,920 for spinal cord damage can range from £61,152 to £86,632.
Cases Quittance handles
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Brentwood and across Essex. Quittance have assisted with injuries including:
Slip and trip accidents
Reported statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Essex. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised backs sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Warley Hill and on Brook St.
Medical negligence in Brentwood
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Essex and Brentwood have been instructed on clinical negligence legal cases brought against healthcare providers including Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8EH.
Accidents at work
We have assisted Claimants, from kitchen workers to aromatherapists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information for the Brentwood local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Brentwood Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||3||0|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||6||0||0|
|Fall from height||14||3||5|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1||1||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||30||19||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||0||2|
|Struck by object||7||10||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Serious injury specialists acting in Brentwood
Quittance recognise the change a compensation claim can make to people affected by major injury.
By limiting the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured Claimant, injury compensation enables Claimants to concentrate on recovery.
Our panel of solicitors work with Courts and insurance companies to make sure people affected by major accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from lung disease to neck injuries.
Road accidents in Brentwood
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Brentwood are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,352.
Quittances panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in in getting optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Brentwood.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Brentwood
Were the compensation claim to be won, the legal fees will be covered by the losing side (or their insurer). When your lawyer loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means that their legal fees will not be charged.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors may levy extra fees if they lose your case. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence the claim for compensation, or begin the claim online here.
If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer or need to ask something else before making a decision, request a callback at a time that suits you or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.