Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Danbury, Essex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, the quantum of the claim or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Danbury
If you were involved in an accident and injured on Danbury's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user, you should be able to make a claim for compensation.
No matter if you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our specialist team are here. This guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Danbury
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported data stress the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in Essex and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Maldon local authority) accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae happening on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Washington Rd and on Main Rd.
When a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
You could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, for example, to raise a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence claims
Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by flour.
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
Danbury 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, Danbury 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 Danbury, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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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What experience do you have of claims in Danbury?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Danbury, Essex and throughout the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to scaffolding accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Do I need a local lawyer ?
The location of a lawyers office is not so critical as cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to select a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will almost always need to go to an independent medical examination.
Check Danbury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can be informative when deciding which lawyer to instruct.
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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes, for example, ranges from £7,755 to £11,110 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.