A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Harefield or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert solicitor.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Harefield

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of accredited no win, no fee lawyers have years of experience in getting optimum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Harefield.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Harefield are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 1228 accidents (1097 slight accidents, 123 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Barnet local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in Harefield in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A334 and M27 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A27 and A334 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Harefield

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed and employed people injured in an accident, from carpenters to housing advisers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data for the Eastleigh local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified242525
Electrocution201
Machinery related674
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)402
Fall from height121111
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)303
Lifting and handling injuries624030
Physical attack672
Slip or trip554830
Struck against737
Struck by moving vehicle245
Hit by object21149
Trapped under falling object102

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Other claims

Harefield serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on an individual. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by enzymes.

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Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in North London and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Witts Hill and on High St.

Clinical negligence in Harefield

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

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Harefield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Harefield and across the UK.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Harefield, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Harefield?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Harefield, London and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and whiplash.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Guidance for potential Claimants looking for a lawyer

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not critical as injury cases are handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a company that offers medical facilities near Harefield as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

Further reading - Will I have to attend a medical?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?21,083 for bronchitis can vary from ?12,650 to ?17,921.

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Harefield solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are considering which lawyer to select.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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