A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Ingatestone or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within three years.

To win a Ingatestone personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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Injury claims calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Ingatestone

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Ingatestone

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from warehouse assistants to forensic scientists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work information for the Basildon local authority collated under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Basildon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock130
Machinery related696
Exposure to harmful substance410
Fall from height261315
Injured by an animal012
Manual handling665453
Physical attack191728
Slip or trip927263
Struck against852
Struck by moving vehicle643
Hit by object362023
Crushed by something collapsing111

Further information: Work accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury solicitors in Ingatestone

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

Slips, trips and falls

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 in Ingatestone

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

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to farmers lung.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

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Ingatestone No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Ingatestone and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Ingatestone, from less severe claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most suitable PI lawyer for your legal case is a key step towards securing the best compensation award for your injuries.

how can you make sure you choose the ideal company to represent you?

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.

More - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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