Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Canvey Island, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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 Canvey Island

Drivers can claim compensation if they have been hurt on Canvey Island's roads because of another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team can help. The Quittance road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Canvey Island

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you injured your back or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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, the 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.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Canvey Island 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, Canvey Island 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 Canvey Island, 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

Advice and help

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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FAQs

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.

The 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.

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.

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.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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.

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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