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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Chigwell, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Chigwell

Chigwell cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a car accident on Chigwell's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, our expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chigwell

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever your job is, whether you a civil engineer injured in the field or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

HSE figures reveal that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Essex and the UK. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles suffered on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Queens Rd and on High Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation. To make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the difference compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By limiting the stress a major injury places on a claimant, a compensation claim allows individuals to prioritise recovery.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Chigwell 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, Chigwell 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 Chigwell, 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of injury claims in Chigwell?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Chigwell, Essex and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Will I need to choose a local legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitor is not very relevant as injury cases are usually run by phone and email.

You will need to go with a company that offers national medical coverage as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

What should you consider when checking Chigwell solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Chigwell

Quittance's network of best of breed road traffic accident solicitors have years of experience in securing the best damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Chigwell.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Chigwell are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,352.

Work accident statistics in Chigwell

The latest 2019 accident at work information in the Epping Forest Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General13
Electric shock1
Machinery related4
0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2
Fall from height10
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting26
Physical assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object9

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.

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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