A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Haringey or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

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 expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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.

Beginning your claim sooner should allow the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Haringey

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from construction workers to health and safety advisers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident information in the Haringey local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Haringey Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known342824
Machinery related763
Fire related021
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)402
Fall from height121716
Animal related122
Lifting and handling injuries474125
Assault533029
Slip, trip, fall same level644648
Struck against854
Struck by moving vehicle533
Hit by object281313
Trapped under falling object022

See: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Haringey

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of no win, no fee litigators have vast experience in getting optimum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Haringey.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Haringey are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 6 fatal accidents, 100 serious accidents and 812 slight accidents in 2013 in Haringey (Total events were 918 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,100. Incidents in the Haringey region in 2013 included crashes on the slip road of the A406 and A10 junction and on the single carriageway of the A503 and A10 junction.

See: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Haringey

Medical negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you can raise 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.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident in the North London workplace in 2015. They are frequently connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a falling object or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Mount Pleasant Road and on Bruce Grove.

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. Quittance fight to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Haringey 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 Haringey and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Haringey, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Haringey?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people in Haringey, London and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Help for those looking for a solicitor

It can take months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Do you need a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not especially critical as cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice with national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical assessment.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Haringey personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to sign up with.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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