Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Havering or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Your solicitor can take you through these issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.
How to pick the right personal injury lawyer for your claim
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a fractured index finger could vary between £7,370 and £9,900 (based on 2015 market research).
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Havering - What to look for
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Will you need to go with a local Havering injury lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitors office is not relevant as cases can be conducted remotely.
However, you should go with a company that provides national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.
More details : What is the process for attending a medical?
Claims our network of lawyers conducts in Havering and East London
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injury and illness across Havering. Quittance have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Slips and trips
Reported figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in East London in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by machinery, a fall from a height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Victoria Road and on Brentwood Road.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped Claimants, from nurses to health visitors, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics in the Havering local authority are detailed under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Havering Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||7||8||3|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||1||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||2||2||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||15||12||14|
|Injured by an animal||4||1||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||97||73||68|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||7||3|
|Hit by object||23||26||22|
|Trapped under falling object||3||1||4|
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Medical negligence in Havering
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. An example could be a care home injury compensation claim. Our panel of solicitors acting for Havering have worked on medical negligence claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, RM7 0AG.
Road traffic accidents in Havering
Our panel of proficient injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the best damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Havering.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Havering are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 673 accidents (622 slight accidents, 46 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Havering local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 773. Accidents in the Havering area in 2013 included crashes on the A118 and A125 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A12 and A125 crossroads.
Serious injury specialists handling claims in Havering
The effect serious injury can have is recognised by the Courts when working out compensation.
By limiting the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Havering
Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard injured Claimants from a need to pay their legal fees if their claim is not successful.
Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer clear information helping Claimants choose whether to go ahead.
Find more information online before picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
Start a personal injury claim
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to make the claim for compensation, or start your compensation claim online here.
If you would like to discuss your options, contact us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.