A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Hounslow or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Hounslow, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Hounslow

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from warehouse assistants to health visitors, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident statistics in the Hounslow local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Hounslow Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other766151
Electrical injury603
Machinery related injury121015
Explosion related (e.g. dust)010
Exposed to fire110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)1155
Fall from height472330
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)112
Lifting and handling injuries192110109
Physical assault312427
Slip, trip, fall same level193119102
Struck against331811
Hit by vehicle161419
Struck by object794556
Trapped underneath something020

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Road traffic accident claims in Hounslow

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Hounslow are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 903 accidents (839 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hounslow local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,063. Accidents in Hounslow in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A30 and A4 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A4 and A3063 crossroads.

Quittance's group of proficient lawyers are experienced in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Hounslow.

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the West London workplace. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Staines Rd and on Salisbury Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by isocyanates.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Hounslow

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

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Hounslow serious injury claims

The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining what a claim is worth. A claim will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so an injured Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped Claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from major surgical negligence to lung disease.

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Hounslow 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 Hounslow and throughout the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Hounslow, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their years of specialist experience.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Hounslow?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Hounslow, London and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Hounslow?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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