A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Chelmsford or anywhere in the country, our solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Chelmsford, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Chelmsford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of knowledgeable no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in getting maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Chelmsford.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Chelmsford are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,352. Incidents in the Chelmsford area in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A1099 and A1060 roundabout and on the A1114 and B1007 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Chelmsford

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from carpenters to clinical microbiologists, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Chelmsford local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Chelmsford Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified313525
Machinery related6510
Exposure to toxic substance510
Fall from height (ladder)18158
Animal related (e.g. livestock)511
Physical assault201611
Slip, trip, fall same level937660
Struck against1059
Hit by vehicle318
Struck by object291632
Crushed by something collapsing003

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Serious injury specialists in Chelmsford

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants.

Compensation should lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Essex and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like bruised legs happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips and trips having happened on High Street.

Clinical and medical negligence in Chelmsford

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Chelmsford and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Chelmsford?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Chelmsford, Essex and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Essex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to ladder accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free 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.

Finding the right lawyer for you

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide both expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Look into Chelmsford solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

See : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to select a local Chelmsford lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm are less important as injury cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always have to attend an independent medical examination.

The difference in the level of success fees between law firms is an important consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?15,656 for displaced metatarsal fractures could vary from ?9,393 to ?13,307.

More information Compare solicitors

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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