A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to 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.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Loughton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Loughton

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related524
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)102
Fall from height17510
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)120
Physical assault675
Slip, trip, fall same level483338
Struck against726
Struck by moving vehicle851
Struck by object19129

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Loughton

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.

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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.

Industrial disease

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

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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.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Loughton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Loughton and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Loughton, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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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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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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