Decades of experience helping accident victims
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Grays, Essex and throughout the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
How did your injury occur?
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Can I claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.
Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.
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.
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:
Grays road accident claims
Vehicle accidents in Grays are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 383 road accidents in Thurrock. 325 slight accidents, 54 accidents and 4 fatalities occurred on Thurrock's roads in 2021. Accidents in Grays in 2013 included collisions on the A1012 and A13 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A126 and A1089 slip road.
If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.
Whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash, we can help you take action. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Work injury claims in Grays
According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 205 non-fatal and 0 fatal work-related accidents in Thurrock. 150 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.
|Thurrock work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||1%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||8%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||21%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5%|
|Struck by object||14%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1%|
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as an engineer or a temp worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims in Grays
When a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Grays.
Public place injury claims in Grays
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident happened in a shopping centre or in a gymnasium, you could be entitled to claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury compensation claims
Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Grays and cross the UK.
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- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
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Have you helped many Grays injury claimants?
We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Grays and Essex every year.
A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a car crash, due to a manager's negligence or during a negligent medical procedure.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Grays injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator
About the author
Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).