A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Grays or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your lawyer can take you through each of these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Road traffic accident claims in Grays

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Grays.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Grays are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 3 fatal accidents, 57 serious accidents and 436 slight accidents in 2013 in Thurrock (Total events were 496 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 528. 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.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Grays

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from dental nurses to engineering geologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data in the Thurrock local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Thurrock Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported372431
Electrocution210
Machinery related injury887
100
Fire related002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)532
Fall from height (scaffolding)282420
Animal related213
Lifting and handling injuries975255
Physical assault423
Slip, trip, fall same level937786
Struck against14194
Struck by moving vehicle131512
Struck by object623138
Crushed by something collapsing132

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Grays

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want answers instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury specialists in Grays

We recognise the change an injury claim makes to seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of law firms for many years have aided Claimants affected by severe accidents.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to farmers lung.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury in the Essex workplace. These types of accident are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by material under pressure or a toxic substance accident. Public liability cases for injuries like sprained wrists experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips having happened on Hathaway Road and on Docks Road.

Grays No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Grays and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Grays and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Grays?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Grays, Essex and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

FAQs

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.

Locating the best personal injury solicitor

Selecting a suitable PI solicitor to act for you is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the best one to handle your case?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Grays?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do you need to instruct a local Grays legal firm ?

Going for a local law firm is not so critical as injury cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a company with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?

The diversity in the amount of success fees between firms working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises Claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?81,005 for deafness could conceivably vary from ?48,603 to ?68,854.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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).

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