Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Hackney or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a Hackney personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
The lawyer can take you through each of these points and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to pick the best injury lawyer
In most cases a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. For severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will you need to choose a local solicitor ?
The location of a firm is less critical as injury cases are normally managed remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a company that has national medical coverage as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.
More details - What is the process for attending a medical?
Comparing Hackney personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Which kinds of compensation claims do you handle in Hackney?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries across Hackney. We have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Hackney
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is the legal term a breach of duty by a doctor or medical provider. A typical example might be a delayed diagnosis claim. Our panel of solicitors acting for East London and Hackney have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims filed against health services including Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of knowledgeable injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Hackney.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hackney are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 890 accidents (807 slight accidents, 78 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hackney council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,020. Accidents in the Hackney area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A107 and A104 junction and on the single carriageway of the B108 and A1209 crossroads.
Serious injury specialists handling claims in Hackney
We recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants. Damages will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chromium related illnesses.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East London. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Well St and on Cambridge Heath Rd.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from lathe operators to european commission administrators, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Hackney local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Hackney Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||4||3|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2||3||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||31||16||21|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2||1||0|
|Slip or trip||88||52||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||2||3|
|Struck by object||35||11||16|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||0|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Hackney
If you are successful, your legal fees must be paid by the other side. When your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their fees.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance guarantee that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant do not pay any of your solicitor's fees if you do not win your claim.
Read more about 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.
Before you choose your lawyer arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information can help you make the right choice for your future.
If you have more questions before calling, see our FAQ section.
Get your compensation claim started
You can start your claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. If you have further questions, you can request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456.