Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured claimants in Wickford, Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I 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 to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Wickford
Wickford drivers and other road users can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured riding a cycle on Wickford's roads, our team can help. The Quittance guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wickford
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you slipped a disc or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
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.
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.
Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
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.
Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Wickford 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, Wickford 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 Wickford, 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.
How we can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.
More on - Do you have a local medical centre?
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.