Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Blackheath or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within a 3-year window.
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people planning to make a claim, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Blackheath or work-related illness, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Your solicitor can take you through each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim
In most cases a claim can take months to agree a settlement and in serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
What should be considered when comparing Blackheath solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The variation in the level of success fees between different law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount retained by a Claimant having been awarded £15,652 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain might vary from £9,391 to £13,304.
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Do I need to choose a local Blackheath injury lawyer ?
The location of a lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are normally run remotely.
However, you should select a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
Claims we handle in Blackheath
Our panel of expert solicitors have assisted individuals receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Medical and clinical negligence in Blackheath
Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is the legal term a failing by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Blackheath have helped with compensation claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include BMI The Blackheath Hospital, 40 - 42 Lee Terrace, London, SE3 9UD.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Blackheath
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Blackheath are not uncommon with statistics showing 2 fatal accidents, 26 serious accidents and 661 slight accidents in 2013 in Greenwich (Total events were 689 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 770. Accidents in the Blackheath area in 2013 included collisions on the A205 and A20 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A207 and A205 crossroads.
Quittances network of certified road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Blackheath.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury in the Lewisham workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as bruised legs experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Rochester Way and on Blackheath Grove.
Blackheath solicitors for serious injury claims
We recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured Claimants.
The Quittance team fight for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of specialist lawyers engage with doctors and health professionals, Courts and insurance providers to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious include head injuries and lung disease.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from building site contractors to building control officers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work information for the Greenwich local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Greenwich Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||9||6||8|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||1||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||18||20||30|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||7||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||78||46||56|
|Slip, trip or fall||94||85||76|
|Hit by vehicle||4||2||3|
|Struck by object||35||22||32|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||1|
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims in Blackheath
In the event that you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged. Were you to be successful, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the other party or their insurance company.
Will there be any additional fees?
No Win, No Fee means that there will be no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information can help you make the best decision.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our frequently asked questions section.
Get your injury claim underway
Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to make the injury claim, or start a personal injury claim online.
Our expert team are ready to help. If you have any questions, you can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.