Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
We have helped injured people in Maldon, Essex and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Maldon
You can start a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Maldon's roads as the result of a negligent road user.
Whether you were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, we're here to help. This road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Maldon
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
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.
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
More claim types
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
Maldon 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, Maldon 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 Maldon, 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.
How we can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.