Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
If you are based in Canvey Island or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
How to choose the right solicitor for your compensation claim
Identifying a suitable PI solicitor to help you is an important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement.
What is the best way to make certain you choose the best firm to advise you?
The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors often surprises Claimants.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded £9,385 for a fractured femur could conceivably vary from £5,631 to £7,977.
Additional reading How much can you claim?
Will you need to choose a local legal firm ?
The location of a firm is not especially important as cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a firm that provides medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical assessment.
Look into Canvey Island personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers can differ considerably.
Online reviews can certainly be revealing when contemplating which lawyer to choose.
What types of claims does Quittance conduct in Canvey Island?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Canvey Island and throughout Essex. Quittance can assist with injuries including:
Medical negligence in Canvey Island
Clinical negligence - previously referred to as medical negligence - is when there has been a failing on the part of a GP or any other medical professional. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Canvey Island have handled compensation claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Chartwell Private Hospital, 1629 London Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 2SQ.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often lead to accidents classified under another heading like being struck by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public place (Castle Point local authority) legal claims for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened on Craven Avenue and on Central Avenue.
We have helped Claimants injured at work, from office workers to childrens nurses, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury information for the Canvey Island local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Castle Point Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||0||1||0|
|Fall from height||2||6||5|
|Injured by an animal||2||0||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||24||16||16|
|Hit by vehicle||3||1||1|
|Struck by object||6||7||5|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Canvey Island
Our group of certified no win no fee litigators have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Canvey Island.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Canvey Island are common. Gov. uk statistics show 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352. Incidents in the Canvey Island region in 2013 included collisions on the A130 and B1014 roundabout and on the B1006 and B1014 roundabout.
Canvey Island serious injury compensation
The lasting impact of serious injury will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when working out compensation. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on a Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist law firms engage with the Defendant's representatives and medical experts ensuring families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Canvey Island claims
No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants from the need to settle solicitors' fees if they do not win their claim.
A success fee can be charged by Canvey Island solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is usually 25% and will be deducted from the compensation award.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We provide clear information to help people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.
Find more information without picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Start a claim for compensation
You can begin your claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a member of our team.
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