Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Witham, Essex and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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
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 Witham
Witham road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's actions.
Whether you were hurt in a crash at a junction, or were involved in a hit-and-run, our team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Witham
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can contact Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, to make a complaint against Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Find out more: Medical negligence claims
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from bladder cancer to siderosis (welders lung).
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on a claimant.
By limiting the stress severe injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps claimants to prioritise recovery.
Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have for many years helped families affected by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious range from deep vein thrombosis to bowel cancer.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Witham 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, Witham 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 Witham, 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 do I start a claim?
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
What experience do the solicitors have of claims in Witham?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Witham, Essex and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Essex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car passenger accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, 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.
Check Witham personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors vary considerably.
Online reviews can help build a picture if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The difference in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors is enormous.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £5,159 for minor eye injuries might vary from £3,095 to £4,385.
Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?
What are the road accident statistics in Witham
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Witham are relatively common with 34 fatal accidents, 538 serious accidents and 3428 slight accidents in 2013 in Essex (Total events were 4000 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,352. Accidents in Witham in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A12 and B1389 slip road and on the single carriageway of the B1389 and B1018 other junction.
Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in fighting for optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Witham.
Witham work accident statistics
The latest 2019 work accident figures in the Braintree Local Authority (2013/14) collated under regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Braintree Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||0|
|Fall from height||18|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||45|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||43|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by object||20|
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.