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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making an injury claim

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

Extensive legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

Injury compensation cases Quittance conducts in Hounslow

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Hounslow and West London. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:

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.

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.

Accidents in the workplace

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
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

Clinical and medical negligence in Hounslow

Clinical negligence - previously called medical negligence - is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a failing by a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for West London and Hounslow have helped with claims filed against private and NHS hospitals including West Middlesex University Hospital, West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 6AF.

Road traffic claims

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 in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Hounslow.

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.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling matters in Hounslow

When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged. When you win your case, the fees for your lawyer are covered by the losing party or their insurance company.

The No Win, No Fee promise

Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay the law firm's costs in the event that the claim is lost. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

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 you choose whether to proceed.

Find answers to common questions asked by people seeking claims advice on our FAQ page.

Get your claim for compensation underway

You can begin the claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to a personal injury lawyer.

Talk to a member of the Quittance panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.