A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Ealing or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable the solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Ealing

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the best general and special damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Ealing.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ealing are common with statistics showing 4 fatal accidents, 77 serious accidents and 1069 slight accidents in 2013 in Ealing (Total events were 1150 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,290. Incidents in the Ealing region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A406 and A40 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A4020 and A406 crossroads.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Ealing

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from office workers to database administrators, to claim injury compensation. Accident information in the Ealing local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Ealing Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known424040
Electric shock injury402
Machinery related181614
Explosion related001
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)1223
Fall from height232131
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)410
Lifting and handling injuries1158183
Slip, trip, fall same level92105104
Struck against16147
Struck by moving vehicle1186
Hit by object693145
Crushed by something collapsing013

See: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the West London workplace. They are often forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Uxbridge Road.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Ealing experts for serious injury claims

We recognise the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. The Quittance team work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitor firms for many years have aided claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include chemical poisoning and birth negligence.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Ealing

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ealing and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Ealing?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Ealing, London and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

What issues to consider when locating the best solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Ealing

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Do I need to choose a local Ealing lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is less relevant as cases are managed remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

More details - Will I have to attend a medical?

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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