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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making an injury claim

Claims 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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness 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 tibula 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.

Which kinds of compensation claims does Quittance conduct?

Quittance's panel of experienced lawyers help clients receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.

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.

Industrial disease

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Kelvedon

Clinical negligence - until recently known as medical negligence - is where there has been a failing on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. An example might be an accident and emergency claim. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Essex and Kelvedon have helped people with negligence compensation claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include St Michael's Hospital, Rayne Road, Braintree, CM7 2QU.

Accidents in the workplace

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
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

Road traffic accidents in Kelvedon

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 in getting the highest damages for people hurt in a road accident in Kelvedon.

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.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims for compensation in Kelvedon

Lawyers looking after injury claims in Kelvedon usually conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.

The CFA prevents the lawyer from charging you any fees if they lose the case.

The No Win, No Fee guarantee

We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay any of the solicitor's fees should you do not win your claim.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.

Find answers to popular questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.

How to get your claim started

If you have chosen to proceed, you can start the personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using Quittance's online contact form.

Our expert team can help. Would you like to know more? You can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.