A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Saffron Walden or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims for compensation must be made within three years in most cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Saffron Walden

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Saffron Walden are relatively commonplace with a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,352.

Our network of expert solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorbike accident in Saffron Walden.

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Work accident claims in Saffron Walden

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from catering assistants to retail buyers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Saffron Walden local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury547
Fire related (e.g. burns)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)642
Fall from height161913
Injured by an animal311
Lifting and carrying584534
Physical assault131619
Slip, trip, fall same level544441
Struck against944
Struck by moving vehicle613
Struck by object201216
Crushed by something collapsing100

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Saffron Walden

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

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Saffron Walden solicitors for serious injury claims

We recognise the critical difference a successful claim makes to seriously injured claimants. By limiting the financial stress serious injury places on a claimant and their family, a successful claim helps people to concentrate on their recovery. Our panel of law firms communicate with insurance providers, the Courts and medical professionals to ensure claimants impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries which are held to be serious include concussion and serious psychiatric harm.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to organophosphate exposure.

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Slip and trip accidents

Recorded statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on High Street and on Crown Hill.

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Saffron Walden No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Saffron Walden and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Saffron Walden, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Saffron Walden?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Saffron Walden, Essex and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and car passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What issues to consider when locating the right injury lawyer

Instructing a suitable injury lawyer for your case is a critical step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Saffron Walden (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015) - how can you make certain you instruct the best firm to pursue compensation for you?

The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?67,107 for severe knee injuries can vary from ?40,264 to ?57,041.

See Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do I need to select a local Saffron Walden injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is less important as cases are typically run remotely.

You will need to go with a law firm that has national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Read Saffron Walden personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which lawyer to act for you.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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