Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Colchester or anywhere in the country, wecan are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.
For most claims, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
A brief, no-obligation call with a personal injury solicitor will provide information and invaluable guidance.
Locating the right personal injury solicitor
Identifying a suitable solicitors' practice for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Colchester - how do you make certain you choose the best one for your needs?
What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Colchester?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers is quite surprising.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £48,409 for a very severe ankle injury could conceivably vary from £29,045 to £41,148.
Read more at Compare solicitors quotes
Compensation cases we conduct in Colchester
Our panel of solicitors have represented individuals in Colchester and across Essex whose accidents led to serious injuries including:
Road traffic claims
Our network of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in in achieving the best damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Colchester.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Colchester are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,352. Incidents in the Colchester area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A134 and A133 roundabout and on the A134 and B1022 roundabout.
Quittance's team recognise the critical change a successful claim makes to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery.
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped people collect compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to deep vein thrombosis.
We have handled claims for self employed and employed injured Claimants, from farm workers to clinical scientists, to claim injury compensation. Work injury figures for the Colchester local authority are detailed under RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Colchester Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||8||1||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||20||19||16|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||97||41||53|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||103||65||59|
|Hit by vehicle||4||0||2|
|Hit by falling object||30||23||18|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||2|
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Safety statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident at work in Essex. They are often connected to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by material under pressure or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Colchester local authority) legal claims for injuries like bruised legs suffered on slippery pavements are also common with recent street falls having happened on North Hill.
Clinical negligence in Colchester
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is where an injury or illness is sustained following a failing on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Colchester have been instructed on clinical negligence legal action brought against health services that include Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3NB.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Colchester compensation claims
When your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer states that their fees are not payable. In the event that you are successful, the fees for your solicitor are covered by the losing side.
Will the Claimant have to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our No Win, No Fee, there will be no catch and there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information. Information helps you to make the best choice.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ section.
Start your claim for compensation
You can begin your claim for compensation online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a personal injury lawyer.
Speak to the Quittance panel of experts to discuss your potential claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.