Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

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

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Thurrock road accident claims

Road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Thurrock's roads because of another party's actions.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Thurrock

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Thurrock 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, Thurrock 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 Thurrock, 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

Why Quittance?

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

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.

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.

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).

What are the road accident statistics in Thurrock

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.

Work accident statistics in Thurrock

The most up to date 2019 accident stats for the Thurrock Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Thurrock Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Reported31
Electrocution0
Machinery related injury7
0
Fire related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mtbe related illnesses)2
Fall from height (scaffolding)20
Animal related3
Lifting and handling injuries55
Physical assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level86
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle12
Struck by object38
Crushed by something collapsing2

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.

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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