Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
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.
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.
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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What types of compensation claims does Quittance handle in Croydon and South London?
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted Claimants in Croydon whose situations resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained in Croydon include:
Road traffic claims
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.
Quittances group of knowledgeable lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people injured in a road accident in Croydon.
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||4||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17||11||13|
|Injured by an animal||0||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||59||41||36|
|Slip, trip or fall||63||56||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||2||4|
|Hit by falling object||22||14||14|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
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.
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Croydon
Clinical negligence, at one time called medical negligence, is the term for when an injury or illness is suffered by a person a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's select panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Croydon have been instructed on negligence claims brought against health services that include Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7YE.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Croydon
When you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that the legal fees will not be charged. Were you to win, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the losing side.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We provide detailed answers helping you decide whether to proceed.
Get answers to questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.
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