Years of experience helping injured claimants

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How did your injury occur?

The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

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).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Maldon are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 2995 road accidents in Essex in 2021, including 2321 slight accidents, 638 accidents and 36 fatalities.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Maldon and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

whether you were hurt in a car 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.

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Work accident claims in Maldon

In Maldon, there were 37 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a carpenter or a motorcycle courier, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Maldon?

Work accidents in Maldon (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined9%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Contact with machinery9%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)0%
Fall from height13%
Injured by an animal2%
Lifting20%
Physical assault0%
Slip, trip, fall same level33%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by falling object9%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Clinical negligence claims in Maldon

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Maldon.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Maldon

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you were hurt in a shopping centre or on a footpath, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury claims

Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Maldon and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Maldon?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Maldon, Essex, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a bicycle accident, at your workplace or in a public park.

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.

Maldon solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator