Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Claims 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 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.
Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness throughout Bexley. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic accidents in Bexley
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bexley are not uncommon. Police repoetrs 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.
Quittances 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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Bexley
Clinical negligence - previously called medical negligence - is where an illness or injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for South East London and Bexley have helped people with claims brought against local hospitals that include Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, DA14 6LT.
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.
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||7||7||6|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||2||4||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||19||10||19|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||1||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||81||35||36|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||80||59||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||6||3|
|Struck by object||32||19||19|
|Trapped underneath something||0||0||3|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Bexley claims for compensation
When you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means their fees are not payable. If you win the injury claim, the fees for your lawyer will be settled by the Defendant or their insurer.
Will there be extra costs to pay?
No Win, No Fee means there will be no hidden costs. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give clear answers to help you decide whether to go ahead with a claim.
Get answers to questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our FAQ section.
Get a claim for compensation underway
If you have made the choice to get underway, you can start the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via Quittance's online contact form here.
If you would like more information about how a claim works or need a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.