Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped injured people in Ingatestone, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to 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 (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 points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Ingatestone road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Ingatestone's roads due to someone else's actions.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Ingatestone's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, Quittance's road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ingatestone
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
Official statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury at work in Essex. They are often lead to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken arms experienced on raised kerb stones are also common with recent slips having happened on Woodland Avenue and on Perry St.
Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want closure or answers rather than financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
We understand the critical change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people impacted by serious injury.
Quittance's network of expert lawyers work for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for medical and care costs.
Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms work with the Courts and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning, birth negligence and back injuries.
Further information: Catastrophic injury claims
Ingatestone No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Ingatestone injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Ingatestone, Essex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Ingatestone and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Ingatestone?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Ingatestone, Essex and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to accidents at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Will I need to choose a local solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are normally run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is quite surprising.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £32,580 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from £19,548 to £27,693.
Read more at How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Read Ingatestone solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.
Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which lawyer to sign up with.
Read more Quittance reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Ingatestone
Accidents involving all vehicles in Ingatestone are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.
Quittance's panel of proficient injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining optimum awards for claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in Ingatestone.
Work accident statistics in Ingatestone
The most recent 2019 accident at work information for the Basildon Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Basildon Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Exposure to harmful substance||0|
|Fall from height||15|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Slip or trip||63|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Hit by object||23|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1|
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.