Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or ilness that wasn't your fault.
Every year, we help injured people in Manningtree, Essex and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Manningtree
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Manningtree, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision at a junction, or were injured riding a bike, our guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.
work accident claims in Manningtree
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you were injured while working as a retail worker or a security guard, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Manningtree
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Manningtree.
Public place accidents claims in Manningtree
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident happened in a supermarket or in a car park, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be entitled to claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Compensation for serious injuries
A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.
A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.
Manningtree No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Manningtree injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Manningtree, Essex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Manningtree and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
What experience does Quittance have of claims in Manningtree?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Manningtree, Essex and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to accidents on the road.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Are Manningtree claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Reviews for lawyers in Manningtree
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The disparity in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is considerable.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £42,540 for a severe pain disorder could conceivably vary from £25,524 to £36,159.
Further reading - Compare solicitors quotes
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.