A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Tilbury or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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Key criteria

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Information and legal advice will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a Tilbury personal injury solicitor.

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What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Tilbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Tilbury are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 496 accidents (436 slight accidents, 57 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Thurrock local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 528.

Our network of trained no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Tilbury.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Tilbury

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to systems designers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness data in the Thurrock local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the table below:

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

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claim

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to pleural thickening.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury solicitors serving Tilbury

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major effect on an injured claimant and their dependants.

By limiting the stress severe injury imposes on a claimant and their family, compensation allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Government data reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the Essex workplace. Slips and trips are typically related to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by machinery, a fall from a ladder or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on tripping on a street are also common with falls having occurred in the local area.

Medical and clinical negligence in Tilbury

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Tilbury 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 Tilbury and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Tilbury and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Tilbury?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Tilbury, Essex and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to motorbike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the right lawyer for you

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Tilbury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is considerable.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?22,122 for very serious thumb injuries can range from ?13,273 to ?18,803.

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Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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