Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How we can help you
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Essex road accident claims
You have a right to claim compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Essex's roads because of another driver's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision, we can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Essex
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial 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 guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
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.
When a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for answers instead of starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.
Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Essex 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, Essex 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 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.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
Have you won many injury claims in Essex?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Essex and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on the road.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
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
What are the road accident statistics in Essex
Quittance's 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.
What are the Essex work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work accident stats for the Maldon Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Maldon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Contact with machinery||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||0|
|Fall from height||6|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||4|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.