Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Brentwood, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Brentwood

Drivers can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Brentwood's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brentwood

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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, the 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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

The 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

Other types of claim

Brentwood No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Brentwood injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Brentwood, Essex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

The 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.

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.

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

What are the road accident statistics 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.

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.

What are the Brentwood work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 work injury information for the Brentwood Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Brentwood Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undetermined6
Electricity related0
Machinery related injury0
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)0
Fall from height5
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting13
Assault6
Slip, trip or fall28
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object6
Trapped by something collapsing1

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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