Our Personal Injury Services

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

How did your injury occur?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

Read more:

Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my 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.

Thurrock road accident claims

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Thurrock are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 383 road accidents in Thurrock in 2021 (325 slight accidents, 54 accidents and 4 fatal accidents). 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.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Thurrock, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Thurrock work accident claims

In 2021, there were 205 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Thurrock, based on official records.

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.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a lifeguard or an electrician, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Thurrock?

HSE-reported Thurrock work accidentsReported Injuries
Not Reported12%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related injury3%
Fire related1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)8%
Animal related1%
Lifting and handling injuries21%
Physical assault1%
Slip, trip, fall same level32%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle5%
Struck by object14%
Crushed by something collapsing1%

Thurrock clinical negligence claims

When a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Thurrock.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Thurrock public place accident claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred on a public highway or in a shopping centre, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

Read more:

Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Thurrock and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many Thurrock injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Thurrock, Essex, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car crash, whilst doing your job or in a public park, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Thurrock personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor