Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Greenwich or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.
In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The solicitor should consider how each of these points will relate to your injury claim.
Advice for potential Claimants seeking a lawyer
It can take many months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Matters where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals 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.
Check Greenwich personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Researching reviews can certainly be helpful when weighing up which solicitor to instruct.
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The difference in the amount of fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of £79,492 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can range from £47,695 to £67,568.
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Legal claims we handle in Greenwich and South East London
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Greenwich and throughout South East London. Our team have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped people, from building site contractors to facilities managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury figures in the Greenwich local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE:
|Work accidents in Greenwich Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||9||6||8|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||1||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||18||20||30|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||7||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||78||46||56|
|Slip, trip or fall||94||85||76|
|Hit by vehicle||4||2||3|
|Struck by object||35||22||32|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||1|
Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by latex.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in South East London in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on potholes are also common with incidents having happened on Trafalgar Rd and on Manchester Rd.
Medical negligence in Greenwich
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider, either NHS or private. An example might be a blood clot injury claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Greenwich have helped people with legal cases made against local hospitals including Cygnet Hospital Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8AD.
Greenwich serious injury claims
The impact serious injury can have will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitor firms work with medical practitioners, the legal system and insurance companies, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious include chemical burns and paralysis.
Road traffic accidents in Greenwich
Our group of proficient no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in in fighting for the best compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Greenwich.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Greenwich are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 689 accidents (661 slight accidents, 26 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Greenwich local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 770. Incidents in Greenwich in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A2211 and A2 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A2 and B218 junction.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Greenwich
When you succeed in your compensation claim, your legal costs are settled by the losing side or their insurer. When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees.
A success fee can be charged by Greenwich solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee is usually 25 percent and is taken out of your compensation.
Will there be any hidden fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there will be absolutely no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a lawyer.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people in our frequently asked questions section.
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