A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

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How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Tiptree

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined313030
Electric shock311
Machinery related6510
Exposed to explosion101
Fire related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)814
Fall from height (ladder)201916
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Lifting and handling injuries974153
Physical assault432120
Slip, trip, fall same level1036559
Struck against847
Hit by vehicle402
Hit by falling object302318
Trapped by something collapsing202

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Tiptree

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Tiptree are quite common. Police reporters 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.

Read more: Road accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

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.

Serious injury

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.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Tiptree

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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Tiptree No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Tiptree and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Tiptree and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Tiptree?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Tiptree, Essex and across the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across Essex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

Find out more - Reviews

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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