A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rochford

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related102
Explosives related100
Exposed to fire100
Fall from height957
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)620
Physical assault423
Slip or trip191522
Struck against210
Struck by moving vehicle106
Hit by falling object765

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Rochford

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Rochford

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

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.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

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.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related disease to siderosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Rochford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Rochford and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Rochford, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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

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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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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