A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Eligibility to 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.

Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Work accident claims in Islington

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other393935
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)001
Machinery related612
Fire related (e.g. burns)210
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)724
Fall from height352130
Animal related (e.g. livestock)115
Lifting and carrying755548
Physical assault382924
Slip, trip or fall957474
Struck against1088
Hit by vehicle211
Struck by object321521
Trapped under falling object130

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Road traffic accident claims in Islington

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's network of expert personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Islington.

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Islington

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation. To raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

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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.

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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.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from occupational asthma to emphysema.

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Islington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Islington and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Islington, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims 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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Islington?

Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Islington, London and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

More - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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