Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

Every year, we help injured claimants in Rayleigh, Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

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

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

Calculate compensation

Rayleigh road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

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Road accident compensation claims

Rayleigh work injury claims

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a delivery driver or a warehouse worker, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

Rayleigh medical negligence claims

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Rayleigh.

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

Rayleigh occupiers liability accident claims

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you were injured on a public highway or when travelling on public transport, and another party was to blame, you could be able to claim compensation.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

Read more:

Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation

We understand the change compensation will make to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. By limiting the financial stress serious injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, a claim enables individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have helped families collect compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis and back injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Rayleigh 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.

Rayleigh 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 Rayleigh, 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Rayleigh 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:

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Rayleigh?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Rayleigh, Essex and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Rayleigh?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Comparing Rayleigh personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Rayleigh

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Rayleigh are relatively common with a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352. Accidents in the Rayleigh region in 2013 included collisions on the A127 and A129 slip road and on the A129 and A1015 roundabout.

Quittance's network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Rayleigh.

Work accident statistics in Rayleigh

The latest 2019 work injury information for the Castle Point Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Castle Point Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified2
Electrocution1
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)0
Fall from height5
Injured by an animal1
Manual handling8
Physical assault2
Slip, trip or fall16
Struck against1
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object5

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor