Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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.
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Which claims does Quittance conduct?
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped clients throughout Chelmsford whose circumstances led to serious injuries.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances group of knowledgeable no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in 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 repoetrs 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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to toxic substance||5||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||18||15||8|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||5||1||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||76||60|
|Hit by vehicle||3||1||8|
|Struck by object||29||16||32|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||0||3|
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Chelmsford
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury results from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Essex and Chelmsford have handled legal action filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, Fenton House, 85-89 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0PP.
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.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Chelmsford
Lawyers looking after claims in Chelmsford and Essex work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents the lawyer from billing you for any legal fees if the case is lost.
Are there any additional fees to account for?
No Win, No Fee means that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim and you will face no hidden fees. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch hiding in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Quittance offer clear answers to help you determine whether to start the claim.
Find answers to popular questions on our frequently asked questions page.
Ready to make a compensation claim?
If you have made the choice to proceed, you can start your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or via Quittance's contact form.
Our specialist team are here to help. If you have any questions, you can call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.