Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our network of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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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Which compensation claims does Quittance conduct in South Ockendon?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injury and illness throughout South Ockendon. Quittance have helped with:
Road traffic accidents in South Ockendon
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, mororbikes 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.
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.
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.
Medical negligence in South Ockendon
Medical negligence - which is now more correctly called Clinical Negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An illustration of this might be a misdiagnosis claim. Our expert panel of personal injury lawyers covering Essex and South Ockendon have helped people with negligence claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include Thurrock Community Hospital, Long Lane, Grays, RM16 2PX.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||8||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||5||3||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||28||24||20|
|Lifting and handling injuries||97||52||55|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||77||86|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13||15||12|
|Struck by object||62||31||38|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||3||2|
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in South Ockendon
Were the compensation claim to be won, the fees for your solicitor are settled by the other side. When your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal costs.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will face no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions in the FAQ section.
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to get your claim underway, or you can begin your compensation claim online.
Our team of experts help people every day. You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.