A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Epping or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Making a claim

Claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

Extensive legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of expert solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be offered through a free phone consultation with an expert Epping lawyer.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Finding the most appropriate law firm for your case is the most important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Epping (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make sure you choose the best firm for your needs?

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms often surprises Claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £101,929 for spinal cord damage can vary from £61,157 to £86,640.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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.

Claims we conduct

Compensation can be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Epping. Quittance can assist with injuries including:

Industrial disease

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

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from gardeners to exploration geologists, to claim compensation. Accident at work figures for the Epping Forest local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Epping solicitors for serious injury compensation

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.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Essex in 2014/15. They are typically the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Epping Forest local authority) negligence claims injuries such as sprained wrists occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on High St and on Coppice Row.

Clinical and medical negligence in Epping

Clinical negligence, in the past known as known as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An example case might be a surgical error claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Essex and Epping have been instructed on claims made against health services that include St Margaret's Hospital, The Plain, CM16 6TN.

Road traffic claims

Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Epping are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,352. Accidents in the Epping region in 2013 included car crashes on the M25 and M11 slip road and on the single carriageway of the B1393 and B181 junction.

Quittance's group of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Epping.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Epping

In the event that the injury claim is successful, the legal costs must be settled by the losing Defendant or their insurer. In the event that you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs.

Will the Claimant have to pay any hidden costs?

No Win, No Fee means you have absolutely no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and there is no risk of being charged extra costs.

Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more about your claim

Making the right decision depends on getting the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.

If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.

Get started

Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to commence the claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start your injury claim here.

If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer, request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.