Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Saffron Walden, Essex and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Saffron Walden
Road users can claim compensation if they have been injured on Saffron Walden's roads because of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, we're here to help. The Quittance guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Saffron Walden
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever your job, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
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.
More about Medical negligence compensation claims
Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to organophosphate exposure.
More about Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
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. The 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.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Saffron Walden 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, Saffron Walden 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 Saffron Walden, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.