Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
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 do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness 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.
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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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Claims our network of solicitors conducts in Harrow
Quittance's panel of lawyers have represented people across Harrow whose accident circumstances resulted in serious injury including:
Road accidents in Harrow
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Harrow are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs 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.
Quittances panel of solicitors are experienced in in getting the best compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Harrow.
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Harrow
Clinical negligence (until recently referred to as medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is sustained following a failing on the part of a medical professional. An example of this could be a cancer negligence claim. Our select panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Harrow have assisted with claims filed against healthcare providers that include Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from respiratory diseases to farmers lung.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||13||7||14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||5||4||1|
|Fall from height||27||15||26|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||119||39||68|
|Slip or trip||96||94||63|
|Hit by vehicle||11||8||10|
|Struck by object||37||29||31|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||2|
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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle claims in Harrow
When your lawyer loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the solicitor confirms that their legal fees will not be charged. In the event that the case is successful, the legal costs are paid by the losing Defendant or their insurer.
A success fee can be charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be generally 25 percent and will be paid out of your compensation.
Do you need to pay any fees?
Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never have to pay any of the lawyer's fees should you do not win your claim. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
We offer detailed information helping people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead with a claim for injury compensation.
Get more information without having to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions here.
Start a claim for compensation
If you are ready to get underway, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or with our contact form here.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. If you need more information, you can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.