Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Islington or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.
For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
In all cases, a short, free call with a Islington-specialist solicitor can give answers and advice.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Instructing the most suitable solicitor to represent you is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation award.
With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Islington (SRA 2015 figures) - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to work with?
Do I need to go with a local Islington lawyer ?
The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will have to go to a medical exam.
What should you consider when checking Islington solicitor reviews?
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What types of claims does Quittance conduct in Islington?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Islington and across North London. Our team can assist with:
Islington lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The lasting effect a serious injury has is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out how much compensation to pay. Compensation will ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms correspond with insurance providers, Courts and medical practitioners to ensure families affected by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain injuries, mesothelioma and major surgical negligence.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for people, from plasterers to lecturers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury data for the Islington local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Islington Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||7||2||4|
|Fall from height||35||21||30|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||1||5|
|Lifting and carrying||75||55||48|
|Slip, trip or fall||95||74||74|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||1|
|Struck by object||32||15||21|
|Trapped under falling object||1||3||0|
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from occupational asthma to emphysema.
Medical and clinical negligence in Islington
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Islington have worked on negligence legal cases made against NHS and private hospitals including Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, 330 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DA.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving vehicles in Islington are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 3 fatal accidents, 68 serious accidents and 789 slight accidents in 2013 in Islington (Total events were 860 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 968. Incidents in Islington in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A1 and B515 junction and on the single carriageway of the A5200 and A401 crossroads.
Quittances network of expert personal injury solicitors are experienced in in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Islington.
Slips, trips and falls
HSE statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident in the North London workplace. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a lifting injury or an electrocution accident. Public place (Islington local authority) legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Upper Street and on Old Street.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Islington claims for compensation
In the event that you succeed in the injury claim, the legal costs will be covered by the other party. If your lawyer does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means you are not required to pay their legal costs.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.
Start a claim
You can start your claim for compensation online or call 0800 612 7456.
If you have any questions before making a decision, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.