Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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South Woodham Ferrers road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on South Woodham Ferrers's roads due to someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision on South Woodham Ferrers's roads, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, our specialist team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in South Woodham Ferrers

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever your job is, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive data show that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Essex in 2014/15. These types of accident are often forerunner to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or an asphyxiation accident. Public place litigation for injuries like bruised legs occurring on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Hullbridge Rd and on Chipping Row.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pneumoconiosis.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

South Woodham Ferrers 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, South Woodham Ferrers 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 South Woodham Ferrers, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance won many injury claims in South Woodham Ferrers?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Essex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select a lawyer near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

South Woodham Ferrers solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to choose.

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The disparity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms often surprises prospective claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £93,949 for severe leg injuries can range from £56,369 to £79,856.

More information How much compensation can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in South Woodham Ferrers

The panel of best of breed no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in fighting for optimum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in South Woodham Ferrers.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in South Woodham Ferrers are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.

What are the South Woodham Ferrers work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident information for the Rochford Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Rochford Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other5
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related2
Explosives related0
Exposed to fire0
Fall from height7
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting9
Physical assault3
Slip or trip22
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle6
Hit by falling object5

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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