A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Chigwell or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a Chigwell personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Chigwell

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Chigwell

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to commercial horticulturists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work information in the Epping Forest local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related524
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)102
Fall from height17510
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)120
Physical assault675
Slip, trip, fall same level483338
Struck against726
Struck by moving vehicle851
Struck by object19129

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

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.

Serious injury

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

Clinical negligence in Chigwell

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

Chigwell 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 Chigwell and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Chigwell, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

What factors to consider when selecting the right personal injury lawyer

Selecting the best legal representation to help you is your most important step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Chigwell (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how do you make sure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?

The diversity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors is huge.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?14,996 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness might vary from ?8,997 to ?12,746.

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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.

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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