Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
Which types of claims does Quittance conduct in Maldon?
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries in Maldon and Essex. Quittance can assist with injuries including:
Road traffic accidents in Maldon
Our panel of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in 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 repoetrs 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.
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.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.
Medical negligence in Maldon
Medical negligence - which is now more properly referred to as clinical negligence - is when there has been a breach of duty by a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of lawyers covering Maldon have worked on negligence claims made against healthcare providers that include St Peter's Hospital, Spital Road, Maldon, CM9 6EG.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Contact with machinery||4||4||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||1||2||0|
|Fall from height||7||2||6|
|Injured by an animal||0||0||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||18||20||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||1||1|
|Hit by falling object||6||4||4|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
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.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Maldon
If you succeed in the compensation claim, the costs for your solicitor are covered by the other party or their insurer. When your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?
Some firms could impose additional costs if the case does not complete. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. The right information will help you make the best choice.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people in our frequently asked questions section.
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence a claim, or you can begin your injury claim online.
If you would like to discuss your options before making a decision, phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.