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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a personal injury claim

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.

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.

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Which kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle?

Quittance's panel of solicitors have assisted Claimants in Haringey and across North London whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:

Workplace accidents

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
Slip, trip, fall same level644648
Struck against854
Struck by moving vehicle533
Hit by object281313
Trapped under falling object022

Road traffic claims

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.

Medical negligence in Haringey

Clinical negligence, previously referred to as medical negligence, is where there has been a breach of duty by a hospital or other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for North London and Haringey have worked on clinical negligence compensation claims brought against the health service that include Olive Eden Hospital, 71 St. Pauls Road, London, N17 0ND.

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.

Industrial disease

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

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.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Haringey

Were you to be successful, the fees for your lawyer must be covered by the losing party. When your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you will not have to pay their fees.

A success fee is charged by Haringey lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike the standard legal fees, this fee will be usually 25 percent and is taken out of the compensation award.

Will there be any additional costs that need to be paid?

Some firms may charge additional costs if the case does not complete. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.

Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.

What should happen next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Before you choose your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. The right information helps you make the best decision.

If you need more information before calling, see our FAQ pages.

Ready to begin?

Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to get a compensation claim underway, alternatively you can begin a injury claim online.

Quittance's specialist team help injured people every day. Would you like to know more? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.