Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Essex or anywhere in the UK, we can can manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
In most cases, making a successful claim has these key elements. 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.
Answers and both practical and legal advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
What issues to consider when choosing the right injury lawyer
In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
Comparing Essex personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network 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 diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors is huge.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £11,867 for serious thumb injuries could conceivably vary from £7,120 to £10,087.
Further reading Compare solicitors quotes
Which types of cases do you conduct?
Our network of experienced lawyers help individuals receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people, from members of the army to food scientists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics for the Maldon local authority are listed under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Maldon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Contact with machinery||4||4||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||1||2||0|
|Fall from height||7||2||6|
|Injured by an animal||0||0||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||18||20||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||1||1|
|Hit by falling object||6||4||4|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Clinical negligence in Essex
Clinical negligence (in the past known as known as medical negligence) is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or healthcare provider. Our experienced panel of personal injury lawyers acting for East of England and Essex have assisted with negligence claims brought against healthcare providers that include St Peter's Hospital, Spital Road, Maldon, CM9 6EG.
Essex serious injury claims
The long-term impact of a serious injury is recognised by solicitors and insurers when calculating compensation. By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person, a successful claim helps individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury at work in East of England and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Maldon local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on potholes are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Washington Rd and on Main Rd.
Road traffic accidents in Essex
Quittances panel of professional no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Essex.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Essex are common with 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Essex
Should you win, your legal costs must be settled by the Defendant. If your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means that their fees will not be charged.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
We warrant No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay the law firm's costs if you do not win. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. The right information can help you to make the right choice.
Get more information online without needing to pick up the phone. See our frequently asked questions.
Ready to start?
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to begin a compensation claim. Alternatively, you can begin a compensation claim online.
Quittance's specialist team help injured people every day. If you have any questions, you can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.