Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Great Dunmow, Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether a minor was injured or whether causation can be established.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Road accident claims in Great Dunmow
Drivers are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured on Great Dunmow's roads as the result of someone else's actions.
Whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision, we are here to help. This guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Great Dunmow
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Essex and the UK. They are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Uttlesford local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on raised flagstones are also common with slips having occurred in the area.
When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award. You can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, for example, to make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on a claimant. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.
The panel of expert law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy and dioxin poisoning.
Further information: Catastrophic injury claims
Great Dunmow 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, Great Dunmow 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 Great Dunmow, 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.
How we can help
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Great Dunmow?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Great Dunmow, Essex and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do I need to go with a local solicitor?
The location of a solicitor is not very important as injury cases can be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near Great Dunmow as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read more : What is the process for attending a medical?
Solicitor reviews in Great Dunmow - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
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.