A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

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 much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Hackney

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified211420
Electricity related211
Machinery related injury243
010
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)232
Fall from height (scaffolding)311621
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)210
Lifting714439
Assault171620
Slip or trip885240
Struck against1142
Struck by moving vehicle523
Struck by object351116
Trapped under falling object100

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Road traffic accident claims in Hackney

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Hackney

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a formal complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

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.

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.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chromium related illnesses.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Hackney 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 Hackney and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Hackney and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Hackney?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Hackney, Derbyshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to motorbike accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

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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