A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Bromley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident or work-related illness, making a successful claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, a short, free consultation with an Bromley injury lawyer can provide information and invaluable guidance.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bromley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of best of breed no win, no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Bromley.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bromley are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 718 slight accidents in 2013 in Bromley (Total events were 788 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 868. Incidents in the Bromley region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A21 and A222 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B265 and A21 junction.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Bromley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from metal workers to aromatherapists, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Bromley local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Bromley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related101
Machinery related injury553
Fire related (e.g. burns)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)541
Fall from height231416
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)023
Lifting and carrying815846
Physical attack421640
Slip, trip, fall same level928069
Struck against1156
Struck by moving vehicle333
Struck by object192118
Trapped by something collapsing110

Read more: Work accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Serious injury

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured claimant and their family. We fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs.

Our panel of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official figures underscore the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South East London workplace in 2014/15. They are typically lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place (Bromley local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken arms happening on potholes are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the area.

Medical negligence in Bromley

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Bromley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Bromley and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bromley and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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 Bromley?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Bromley, London and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants across London seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to find the right injury lawyer for you

Choosing the most appropriate PI lawyer to assist you is a key step towards achieving the highest settlement or award.

How do you make sure you choose the best legal practice to take on your case?

Bromley solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be instructive when weighing up which solicitor to instruct.

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Do I need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not especially critical as cases can be managed remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Bromley as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus could vary between ?23,980 and ?36,850 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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