A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Bexley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

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

Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Bexley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bexley are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 470 accidents (439 slight accidents, 30 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bexley local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 556. Accidents in Bexley in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A207 and A221 junction and on the single carriageway of the A207 and A209 junction.

Quittance's network of certified legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Bexley.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Bexley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from plasterers to barristers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident figures for the Bexley local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Bexley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined232414
Electrocution130
Machinery related injury776
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)245
Fall from height (scaffolding)191019
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)114
Lifting and handling injuries813536
Physical assault161012
Slip, trip, fall same level805978
Struck against859
Struck by moving vehicle763
Struck by object321919
Trapped underneath something003

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Bexley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Bexley serious injury compensation claims

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the financial stress a major injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a claim helps Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitors work with medical experts, insurers and the other side's legal representatives, helping to ensure Claimants affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South East London workplace. They are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Bexley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on Blendon Rd and on Blackfen Rd.

Bexley 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 Bexley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Bexley and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Bexley?

We are a national network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Bexley, London and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

It can take months for most claims to conclude. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Injury lawyer reviews in Bexley - Tips for comparing firms

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will you need to go with a local Bexley lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not particularly critical as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

It is however necessary to select a firm that works with national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.

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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