A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Brentwood

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in getting optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Brentwood.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Brentwood

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related100
Machinery related injury230
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Fire related110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)600
Fall from height1435
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)111
Slip, trip or fall301928
Struck against224
Struck by moving vehicle102
Struck by object7106
Trapped by something collapsing001

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Brentwood

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for answers instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

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.

Further information: Serious injury claims

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.

Brentwood No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Brentwood and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Brentwood, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Brentwood?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Brentwood, Essex and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win 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.

See Compare solicitors quotes

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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