A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Waltham Abbey or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to win a Waltham Abbey personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a free phone call with a specialist lawyer will provide information and invaluable guidance.

How much compensation could I get?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Waltham Abbey

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed and employed claimants, from soldiers to training and development officers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work statistics for the Broxbourne local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Broxbourne Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Contact with machinery758
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)401
Fall from height (ladder)18103
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)101
Lifting and carrying453119
Slip, trip or fall392626
Struck against6810
Struck by moving vehicle1044
Struck by object201413
Trapped by something collapsing101

For more information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Waltham Abbey

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Waltham Abbey are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352. Incidents in the Waltham Abbey region in 2013 included collisions on the B194 and A121 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the M25 and A121 other junction.

Our network of specialist solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Waltham Abbey.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Waltham Abbey

When someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Waltham Abbey solicitors for serious injury claims

The Quittance team recognise the critical change compensation makes to the lives of people affected by severe injury. By relieving the stress severe injury places on a claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows people to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Essex in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by machinery or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on poorly maintained roads are also common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Waltham Abbey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Waltham Abbey and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Waltham Abbey, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Waltham Abbey?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps injured people in Waltham Abbey, Essex and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Essex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Locating the right personal injury solicitor for your claim

Usually a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

Injury lawyer reviews in Waltham Abbey - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will I need to select a local Waltham Abbey injury lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not particularly critical as cases now tend to be conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a company that provides national medical coverage as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?

The variation in the level of fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?91,836 for severe arm injuries could conceivably vary from ?55,102 to ?78,061.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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