A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Manningtree or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Manningtree or work-related illness, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Your solicitor should look at how these issues will relate to your case.

Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Manningtree

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people injured in an accident, from warehouse assistants to media analysts, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data in the Tendring local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Tendring Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury793
Exposed to fire200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)002
Fall from height16710
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)230
Physical attack171521
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)523240
Struck against454
Struck by moving vehicle311
Hit by falling object10911
Crushed by something collapsing100

Further information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Manningtree

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified legal advisors have decades of experience in getting the best compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Manningtree.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Manningtree are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from dermatitis claims to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Essex workplace. Slips and trips are typically the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by tools in use, a fall from height or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Waldegrave Way and on the Street.

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work for compensation for serious injuries, which includes damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Manningtree

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Manningtree and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

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.

Our 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.

Guidance for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

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

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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