A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Harrow or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much compensation could I get?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Harrow

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from plasterers to government research officers, to claim compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Brent local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Brent Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known373331
Electricity related231
Machinery related injury13714
Fire related100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)541
Fall from height271526
Injured by an animal012
Lifting and handling injuries1193968
Physical assault292626
Slip or trip969463
Struck against15128
Hit by vehicle11810
Struck by object372931
Crushed by something collapsing212

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Road traffic accident claims in Harrow

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Harrow are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 81 serious accidents and 873 slight accidents in 2013 in Brent (Total events were 957 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,067. Incidents in the Harrow region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A404 and A4088 junction and on the single carriageway of the A404 and B457 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of solicitors are experienced in getting the best compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Harrow.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering effect on a Claimant and their family.

Compensation should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms work with insurance providers, the Defendant's representatives and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure people affected by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries held to be serious and catastrophic include concussion and serious psychiatric harm.

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Slips and trips

Officially recorded figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the North West London workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Brent local authority) cases for injuries like broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Windermere Avenue and on Kenton Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from respiratory diseases to farmers lung.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Harrow

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, you can contact Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex.

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Harrow No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Harrow and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Harrow and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

What is your track record of claims in Harrow?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Harrow, London and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury?

Usually a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and in severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

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

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious shoulder injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?10,340 to ?15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Read Harrow solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor to select.

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Do you need a local Harrow injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially critical as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that has national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical assessment.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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