A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Croydon or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown 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

Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Croydon-specialist lawyer.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Croydon

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Croydon are quite common. Official statistics reveal 2 fatal accidents, 29 serious accidents and 454 slight accidents in 2013 in Sutton (Total events were 485 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 420. Accidents in the Croydon region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A232 and A23 junction and on the single carriageway of the B271 and A23 junction.

Quittance's group of knowledgeable lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people injured in a road accident in Croydon.

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Work accident claims in Croydon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to dental hygienists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident statistics for the Croydon local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Sutton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related725
Fire related011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)413
Fall from height (ladder)171113
Injured by an animal001
Lifting and handling injuries594136
Physical assault9108
Slip, trip or fall635648
Struck against474
Struck by moving vehicle424
Hit by falling object221414
Trapped by something collapsing020

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Croydon

When someone is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, you can contact Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Serious injury

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when working out how much compensation to pay. Damages should ease the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

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Slips, trips and falls

Official statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the South London workplace. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by moving machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken arms occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred recently.

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

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

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Croydon and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Croydon claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Croydon, London and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

It can take many months for most claims to conclude. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Are Croydon claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Look into Croydon personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Reviews can certainly be informative if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to pick.

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The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?15,659 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could conceivably vary from ?9,395 to ?13,310.

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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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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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