Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Rochford, Essex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a minor was injured.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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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

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.

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Road accident claims in Rochford

You have the right to claim compensation if you sustained an injury on Rochford's roads because of another driver's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you were injured as a pedestrian on Rochford's roads, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our expert team can help. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Rochford

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, for example, to make a formal complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

The 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.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Rochford No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Rochford injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Rochford, Essex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your claim?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Rochford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Rochford, Essex and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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

What are the road accident statistics 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 reporters 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.

Rochford work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident stats for the Rochford Local Authority (2013/14) was available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Rochford Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other5
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related2
Explosives related0
Exposed to fire0
Fall from height7
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting9
Physical assault3
Slip or trip22
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle6
Hit by falling 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

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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