A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Wickford or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like noise-induced deafness 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 of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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.

Your solicitor can take you through these key points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Wickford

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from gardeners to trade union research officers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the Basildon local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Basildon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General363032
Electric shock130
Machinery related696
Exposure to harmful substance410
Fall from height261315
Injured by an animal012
Manual handling665453
Physical attack191728
Slip or trip927263
Struck against852
Struck by moving vehicle643
Hit by object362023
Crushed by something collapsing111

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Road traffic accident claims in Wickford

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of trained no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting optimum compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Wickford.

Accidents involving vehicles in Wickford are not uncommon. 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 district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,352.

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Wickford

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can contact The Lodge, Lodge Approach, Runwell, Wickford, Essex, to make a formal complaint against Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Wickford serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the financial stress a major injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation enables people to prioritise their rehabilitation.

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Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Essex and the UK in 2014/15. They are often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by another person or a fire related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as fractured ankles happening on potholes are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred recently.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to silicosis.

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Wickford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Wickford and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Wickford, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Wickford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Wickford, Essex and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and road accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Selecting the most suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Wickford - what is the best way to ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice for your case?

The difference in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?40,056 for serious arm injuries could vary from ?24,033 to ?34,047.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is less important as cases now tend to be managed remotely.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that offers national medical centres as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

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Read Wickford personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.

Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when considering which solicitor to work with.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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