A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Brent or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Compensation Calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Brent

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from nurses to auditors, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics in the South Hams local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Hams Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury449
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)422
Fall from height141012
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)401
Manual handling421825
Slip, trip or fall373132
Struck against102
Struck by moving vehicle345
Struck by object142117
Trapped by something collapsing010

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Brent

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in fighting for the highest awards for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Brent.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Serious injury lawyers handling claims in Brent

We recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. Quittance's network of solicitors fight to get compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from paralysis to serious pharmaceutical error.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent accident in the North West London workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like facial scarring occurring on obstructed pathways are also common with slips having occurred on Station Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Brent

When a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers 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 compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process 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.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Brent and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Brent?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Brent, London and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


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 personal injury solicitor

Instructing the best solicitors' practice to act for you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Brent (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how do you make sure you choose the ideal firm for your needs?

Do I need a local Brent injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as injury cases can be run by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a firm with a national network as you will have to go to an independent medical examination.

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Brent?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The diversity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers is significant.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?78,270 for a severe foot injury can range from ?46,962 to ?66,530.

More information Compare solicitors

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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