Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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.
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.
Injury compensation cases we handle in Barnet
Our network of lawyers help clients in Barnet who have suffered an illness or injury in a variety circumstances.
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
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. An example of this could be a cancer negligence claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Barnet have handled claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, EN5 3DJ.
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.
Road accidents in Barnet
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||3||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||5||3||1|
|Fall from height||29||24||28|
|Injured by an animal||4||3||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||106||97||94|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||4||4|
|Struck by object||30||25||16|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||1|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Barnet compensation claims
Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants from a need to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means that you have absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is absolutely no catch. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. Information helps you make the right choice for you.
If you have more questions before calling, see our FAQs.
How to get a compensation claim underway
You can start the injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to a specialist lawyer.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. Need more information? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.