A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Key criteria

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.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Crofton

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Other376037
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Crofton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Quittance's 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.

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Other claims we handle

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.

Industrial disease

Litigators can advise on claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by enzymes.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Crofton

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. To raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

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Serious injury

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.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Crofton 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 Crofton and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Crofton, from more minor injury cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

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 experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Crofton?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Crofton, West Yorkshire and across the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants in West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to accidents on building sites.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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.

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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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