A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Thurrock or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: October 22, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

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

Your lawyer will discuss these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Thurrock

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants injured at work, from dental nurses to translators, to seek financial compensation. Accident statistics for the Thurrock local authority are published under RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Thurrock Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported372431
Electrocution210
Machinery related injury887
100
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

See: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Thurrock

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Thurrock.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Thurrock are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 496 accidents (436 slight accidents, 57 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Thurrock local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 528. Accidents in Thurrock in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A1013 and A13 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A13 and A128 slip road.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Serious injury

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating compensation. By limiting the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured person, a successful claim enables individuals to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slips and trips

Officially reported figures underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Essex and the UK as a whole in 2015. They are quite often the forerunner to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place claims for injuries such as bruised backs occurring on potholes are also quite common with trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from chemical poisoning to mercury poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Thurrock

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure or answers rather than financial compensation. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, for example, to make a formal complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Thurrock No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Thurrock and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Thurrock, from more minor injury cases to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Thurrock?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Thurrock, Essex and across the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury?

Choosing the best PI lawyer for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the most compensation.

What is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate company for your case?

Will I need to instruct a local Thurrock lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is less critical as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?

Thurrock personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Online reviews can be instructive if you are considering which lawyer to act for you.

Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for spinal cord damage could vary between ?73,700 and ?130,130 (based on 2015 market research).

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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