A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Maldon or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Maldon personal injury case, it must be proven that:

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

The lawyer should look at how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Maldon

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Maldon.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Maldon are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Maldon

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from factory workers to mental health nurses, to claim injury compensation. Work accident figures for the Maldon local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Maldon Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Contact with machinery444
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)120
Fall from height726
Injured by an animal001
Physical assault200
Slip, trip, fall same level182015
Struck against641
Struck by moving vehicle111
Hit by falling object644
Trapped by something collapsing100

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other types of claim

Slips and trips

Reported statistics indicate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by machinery, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also common with recent trips having occurred on Washington Rd and on Main Rd.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury specialists in Maldon

The effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating what a claim is worth. A successful claim will lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Maldon

Medical negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Maldon 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 Maldon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Maldon and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Maldon?

We are a national panel of specialist solicitors that helps claimants in Maldon, Essex and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and building site accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Locating the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Will you need to select a local Maldon lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not especially critical as cases now tend to be run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of fees charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?15,013 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness can range from ?9,008 to ?12,761.

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Maldon solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can be instructive if you are thinking about which solicitor to choose.

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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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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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