Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
If you are based in Crofton or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The lawyer will look at how your claim will relate to the points.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer practical advice and legal guidance.
The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is important for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £23,414 for loss of smell can vary from £14,048 to £19,901.
Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Do I need to select a local Crofton injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases can be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical exam.
Check Crofton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening when deciding which solicitor to pick.
Injury compensation cases our panel of lawyers handles in Crofton and Bromley
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries in Crofton and across Bromley. We can help with:
Clinical and medical negligence in Crofton
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. An example might be an optician negligence compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Bromley and Crofton have helped people with negligence claims brought against health services including Orpington Hospital, Sevenoaks Road, BR6 9JU.
The Quittance team understand the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by severe injury.
Our network of lawyers work for compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms communicate with insurance companies and medical practitioners to make sure families impacted by major accidents get legal and medical support.
Road traffic accidents in Crofton
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Crofton are reasonably common. Official statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 718 slight accidents in 2013 in Bromley (Total events were 788 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 868.
Quittances group of expert no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Crofton.
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Bromley. They are quite often connected to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building, a fall from a height or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like bruised backs occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on Fairway and on Crofton Rd.
Litigators can avise on claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by enzymes.
Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from electricians to corporate treasurers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work data for the Bromley local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Bromley Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||5||3|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||5||4||1|
|Fall from height||23||14||16|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||2||3|
|Lifting and carrying||81||58||46|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||92||80||69|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||3|
|Struck by object||19||21||18|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Crofton claims for compensation
When your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged. Were you to be successful, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the other party.
Do you have to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could charge extra costs should the claim fail. With our solicitors, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Find answers to questions on the FAQ page.
How to get a claim for compensation started
You can start your claim for compensation online or call 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to go through your claim with a personal injury lawyer.
Quittance's expert team are ready to help. You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.