A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to 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

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Canvey Island

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Canvey Island

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants injured at work, from office workers to children's 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related312
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)010
Fall from height265
Injured by an animal201
Manual handling16108
Physical assault202
Slip, trip or fall241616
Struck against521
Hit by vehicle311
Struck by object675

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Other claims

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.

Medical negligence in Canvey Island

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

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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.

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Canvey Island No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Canvey Island and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Canvey Island and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their specialist knowledge and their track record in recovering compensation.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do you have of claims in Canvey Island?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Canvey Island, Essex and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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