Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Waltham Abbey, Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, when the date of knowledge was or whether causation can be established.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to claim injury compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, we are here to help. This expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Waltham Abbey

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Waltham Abbey No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Waltham Abbey injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Waltham Abbey, Essex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

Further reading : Get a quote

What are the road accident statistics in Waltham Abbey

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.

What are the Waltham Abbey work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work statistics for the Broxbourne Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Broxbourne Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined17
Electrocution0
Contact with machinery8
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1
Fall from height (ladder)3
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and carrying19
Assault2
Slip, trip or fall26
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle4
Struck by object13
Trapped by something collapsing1

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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