A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in South Ockendon or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A free phone call with a personal injury solicitor will give answers and invaluable guidance.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in South Ockendon

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of personal injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in South Ockendon.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in South Ockendon are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 496 accidents (436 slight accidents, 57 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Thurrock local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 528. Incidents in the South Ockendon region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the M25 and A13 slip road and on the A13 and A1012 roundabout.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in South Ockendon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people, from farm workers to software trainers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Thurrock local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:

Work accidents in Thurrock Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported372431
Machinery related injury887
Fire related002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)532
Fall from height (scaffolding)282420
Animal related213
Lifting and handling injuries975255
Physical assault423
Slip, trip, fall same level937786
Struck against14194
Struck by moving vehicle131512
Struck by object623138
Crushed by something collapsing132

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Essex and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Thurrock local authority) accident claims injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on High Street.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to welding rod fumes exposure.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

South Ockendon lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team recognise the change compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. By limiting the stress serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim enables claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of law firms have aided claimants claim damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious range from multiple fractures to lead poisoning.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in South Ockendon

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

South Ockendon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover South Ockendon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in South Ockendon, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in South Ockendon?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in South Ockendon, Essex and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Essex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and pedestrian accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to give legal guidance and practical advice.

Do you have to choose a law firm in South Ockendon?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Comparing South Ockendon personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The contrast in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms is enormous.

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?37,079 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can range from ?22,247 to ?31,517.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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