Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
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
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.
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.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
Which compensation claims do you handle?
Our panel of lawyers help clients receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to organophosphate exposure.
Road accidents in Saffron Walden
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.
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.
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.
Medical negligence in Saffron Walden
Medical negligence (more accurately known as 'Clinical Negligence') is the legal term a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Essex and Saffron Walden have helped people with clinical negligence cases brought against local hospitals including Saffron Walden Community Hospital, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 3HY.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||6||4||2|
|Fall from height||16||19||13|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||58||45||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||44||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||1||3|
|Struck by object||20||12||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Saffron Walden No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
Solicitors handling Saffron Walden injury claims in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any legal fees if they are not successful.
Will you need to pay any fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not pay your lawyer's legal costs should the claim be unsuccessful. Read more about Quittance's 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.
Get more information
We provide clear answers helping Claimants decide whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people on our frequently asked questions page.
Get your personal injury claim underway
Once you are ready to proceed, you can start a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with the online contact form here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.