A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Camden or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Camden personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer will discuss each of these points and will look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Camden

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from members of the army to community workers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness information for the Camden local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Camden Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known777272
Electric shock injury321
Machinery related injury1389
Explosion related (e.g. gas)102
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)1398
Fall from height (scaffolding)503648
Injured by an animal202
Lifting and handling injuries12694108
Physical attack331932
Slip, trip or fall170128119
Struck against25168
Struck by moving vehicle347
Struck by object642754
Trapped underneath something111

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Road traffic accident claims in Camden

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Camden.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Camden are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 865 accidents (760 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Camden local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,037. Accidents in Camden in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A501 and A41 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A401 and A400 crossroads.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Camden

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process 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.

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Serious injury

Quittance understand the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury.

Damages will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of lawyers have helped people recover damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious include lead poisoning, degloving injuries and birth negligence.

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Slips and trips

Government statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the North London workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are sometimes lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with street trips having happened on Crowndale Road and on Caledonian Rd.

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Camden No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Camden and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Camden and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you handled many claims in Camden?

Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Camden, London and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Guidance for potential Claimants looking for an injury lawyer

In most cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete and in the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Camden personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can be helpful when deciding which lawyer to go with.

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The variation in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is vast

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?27,177 for severe shoulder injuries could conceivably vary from ?16,306 to ?23,100.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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