A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Kelvedon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Starting your claim sooner should allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Kelvedon

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Kelvedon are common with statistics showing 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,352.

Quittance's panel of best of breed injury lawyers are experienced in getting the highest damages for people hurt in a road accident in Kelvedon.

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Work accident claims in Kelvedon

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from warehouse assistants to insurance underwriters, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident data for the Kelvedon local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Braintree Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified182627
Electric shock301
Contact with machinery455
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)740
Fall from height131718
Injured by an animal222
Lifting and handling injuries562845
Physical attack703
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)694543
Struck against935
Struck by moving vehicle932
Hit by object353220

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Kelvedon

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, our 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.

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Slip and trip injuries

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.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to MEK poisoning.

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Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a major impact on an affected individual and their dependants. Our network of lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness considered to be serious and catastrophic range from neck injuries to dioxin poisoning.

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Kelvedon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Kelvedon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Kelvedon, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

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

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.

Our 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.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

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.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Kelvedon?

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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