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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

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

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.

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

If you sustained an injury on Epping's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user, you should be able to claim injury compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Epping's roads, or were hurt in a crash, we can help you take action. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Epping

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from mesothelioma to irritant contact dermatitis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We understand the change compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. Compensation will ease the financial burden on a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of lawyers have for many years aided claimants impacted by major accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Epping 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, Epping 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 Epping, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Take the first steps towards compensation

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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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Epping?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Epping, Essex and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people in Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Will you need to choose a local Epping lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is less critical as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice with national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

Read more - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Comparing Epping personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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