Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Rochford or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
A no-obligation phone consultation with an injury lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Solicitor reviews in Rochford - Tips for comparing firms
Discussing you claim with 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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will I need a local Rochford lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not critical as injury cases are typically conducted by phone and email.
However, you should select a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical assessment.
More details - Do you have a local medical centre?
The diversity in the amount of fees between different solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £78,298 for a severe foot injury could vary from £46,979 to £66,553.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
Injury compensation cases Quittance handles
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness throughout Rochford. We can help with injuries including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Rochford
Medical negligence (more accurately referred to as 'clinical negligence') is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. An example case could be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Rochford have handled clinical negligence claims made against healthcare providers that include Rochford Hospital, Union Lane, Rochford, SS4 1RB.
Serious injury specialists in Rochford
The impact of serious injury is recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay. We work hard for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.
Our panel of solicitor firms work with doctors, the legal system and insurance providers ensuring Claimants impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries considered to be serious range from dioxin poisoning to multiple fractures.
We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from kitchen workers to public house managers, to claim injury compensation. Accident statistics for the Rochford local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Rochford Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Fall from height||9||5||7|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||6||2||0|
|Slip or trip||19||15||22|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||0||6|
|Hit by falling object||7||6||5|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Rochford
Our network of no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the highest general and special damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Rochford.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Rochford are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.
Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related disease to siderosis.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Safety statistics show that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Essex and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically related to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from height or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Rochford local authority) legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred recently.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Rochford claims for compensation
No Win, No Fee agreements protect injured Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not win their claim.
A 'success fee' will be charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be usually 25 percent and will be deducted from the compensation award.
100% No Win, No Fee
We ensure No Win, No Fee means you do not have to pay your solicitor's costs in the event that you do not win.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Making the right decision depends on possessing the right information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
Get more information without picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start a compensation claim?
Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can start your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via Quittance's contact form here.
If you have anything else to ask before making a decision, request a callback at a more convenient time or call us on 0800 612 7456.