Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Kelvedon, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether a child was injured or whether liability can be proved.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Kelvedon road accident claims
You should be able to make a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Kelvedon's roads because of another road user's behaviour.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian on Kelvedon's roads, this guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Kelvedon
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Essex and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by tools in use or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on pavement ice are also common with slips having happened on Police Houses London Road and on Church Road.
Clinical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you only want answers instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.
More about Clinical negligence claims
Injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to MEK poisoning.
More about Industrial disease claims
Kelvedon 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, Kelvedon 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 Kelvedon, 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.
Your questions answered
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
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Kelvedon?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Kelvedon, Essex and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Do I need to select a local Kelvedon injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a law firm with national medical centres as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises prospective claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £4,206 for a broken tibia or fibula can range from £2,524 to £3,575.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Kelvedon
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual 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.