Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured people in Loughton, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Loughton

Road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Loughton's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Loughton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to irritant contact dermatitis.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Loughton 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, Loughton 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 Loughton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Loughton?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Loughton, Essex and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people in Essex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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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What are the road accident statistics in Loughton

Quittance's group of professional no win, no fee injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining optimum damages for people injured in a road accident in Loughton.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Loughton are relatively frequent. Police reporters 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.

What are the Loughton work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work injury statistics in the Epping Forest Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General13
Electric shock1
Machinery related4
0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2
Fall from height10
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting26
Physical assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object9

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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