A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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 .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a 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.

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Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Greenwich

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported414833
Electric shock010
Machinery related injury968
100
Exposed to fire112
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)100
Fall from height (ladder)182030
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)711
Lifting and handling injuries784656
Physical assault354125
Slip, trip or fall948576
Struck against1498
Hit by vehicle423
Struck by object352232
Trapped underneath something211

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Greenwich

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of proficient no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in fighting for the best compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Greenwich.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Greenwich

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. To make a formal complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

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.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

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.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by latex.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Greenwich 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 Greenwich and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Greenwich, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Greenwich?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Greenwich, London and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout London seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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.

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.

See - Solicitor reviews

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.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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