Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you are based in Loughton or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In order to win a Loughton personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Picking the best personal injury solicitor
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for leg fractures could vary between £42,130 and £56,375 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Loughton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to pick.
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Injury compensation claims we conduct in Loughton and Essex
Quittance's network of solicitors have represented clients across Loughton whose situations led to serious injuries.
Medical negligence in Loughton
Medical negligence (which is more properly known as Clinical Negligence) is where an injury or illness is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Essex and Loughton have helped people with claims made against local hospitals including Holly House Hospital, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5HX.
Serious injury solicitors in Loughton
We recognise the critical difference a successful claim makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury.
Compensation will ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. Our panel of expert law firms have helped families receive damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to paralysis.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to irritant contact dermatitis.
Road traffic accidents in Loughton
Quittances group of professional no win, no fee injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining optimum damages for people injured in a road accident in Loughton.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Loughton are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,352. Accidents in Loughton in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the slip road of the A1168 and M11 junction and on the single carriageway of the A104 and A1069 junction.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like fractured ankles sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on the Broadway and on Lower Rd.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to materials engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury statistics in the Epping Forest local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1||0||2|
|Fall from height||17||5||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||48||33||38|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||5||1|
|Struck by object||19||12||9|
Loughton No Win, No Fee Lawyers
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements cover injured Claimants from a requirement to settle legal fees if they do not win their case.
Do I need to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee means that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on having the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a solicitor.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people on our frequently asked questions page.
Start a compensation claim
You can start the compensation claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 to talk to a personal injury solicitor.
If you would like further information about how the claims process works or would like a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback at a more convenient time or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.