A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Barnet or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: October 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Barnet

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from metal workers to aid workers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics in the Barnet local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Barnet Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified483033
Electric shock injury300
Machinery related765
010
Fire related021
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)531
Fall from height292428
Injured by an animal431
Manual handling675252
Physical assault291528
Slip, trip, fall same level1069794
Struck against1688
Struck by moving vehicle444
Struck by object302516
Trapped by something collapsing111

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Road traffic accident claims in Barnet

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Barnet are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1228 accidents (1097 slight accidents, 123 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Barnet local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in the Barnet area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A110 and A1000 junction and on the single carriageway of the A1000 and A1081 junction.

Our panel of expert no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Barnet.

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE figures underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury in the North London workplace. Slips and trips are typically the cause of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a lake drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained wrists occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street trips having happened on High Street and on Chesterfield Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Barnet

Medical negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

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Serious injury

We understand the change an injury claim makes to people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. By reducing the financial pressure a serious injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years helped Claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis, mesothelioma and degloving injuries.

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Barnet No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Barnet and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Barnet and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their specialist expertise.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Barnet?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Barnet, London and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Will you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not especially critical as injury cases are normally managed by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

See - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Reviews for lawyers in Barnet

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a broken leg, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?14,520 to ?22,440 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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