Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Tiptree or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of expert lawyers have years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.
For most claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The lawyer should look at how your case will relate to each of these points.
How to pick the right lawyer
Finding the best PI lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards receiving the highest compensation award.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Tiptree (according the SRA), how can you make certain you select the ideal one for your case?
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a very severe ankle injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £40,480 to £56,320 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Tiptree solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be revealing if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.
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Are Tiptree Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
The majority of large firms 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 should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation claims our network of lawyers conducts in Tiptree
Quittance's network of solicitors have guided Claimants in Tiptree and throughout Essex whose accident circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries in Tiptree include:
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on a Claimant. By reducing the pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on a Claimant and their dependants, a claim enables people to focus on their rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of lawyers communicate with doctors and health professionals and the Courts to ensure Claimants affected by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to brain injuries.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from members of the Royal Navy to travel agents, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics in the Colchester local authority are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Colchester Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||8||1||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||20||19||16|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||97||41||53|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||103||65||59|
|Hit by vehicle||4||0||2|
|Hit by falling object||30||23||18|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||2|
Medical and clinical negligence in Tiptree
Medical negligence, which is more correctly called 'clinical negligence', is where an illness or injury is connected to a failing by a GP or any other healthcare professional, private or NHS. An example case could be a cancer negligence compensation claim. Quittance's expert panel of lawyers covering Tiptree have worked on cases filed against NHS and private hospitals that include St Peter's Hospital, Spital Road, Maldon, CM9 6EG.
Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Tiptree
Road accidents involving vehicles in Tiptree are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,352.
Our group of qualified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Tiptree.
Slips, trips and falls
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Essex. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by material under pressure, a crush injury from something overturning or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Colchester local authority) accident claims injuries like broken shoulders occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred recently.
Tiptree No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
Were you to win, the legal fees must be paid by the other party or their insurance company. When your lawyer does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that their fees will not be charged.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means that you have absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is absolutely no catch. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance provide detailed information helping Claimants determine whether to proceed.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people in our FAQ section.
Start a personal injury claim
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to get a compensation claim underway, or start the compensation claim here.
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