A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Kilburn or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Kilburn

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from forklift drivers to licensed conveyancers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Camden local authority are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Camden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known777272
Electric shock injury321
Machinery related injury1389
Explosion related (e.g. gas)102
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)1398
Fall from height (scaffolding)503648
Injured by an animal202
Lifting and handling injuries12694108
Physical attack331932
Slip, trip or fall170128119
Struck against25168
Struck by moving vehicle347
Struck by object642754
Trapped underneath something111

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Kilburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in securing the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Kilburn.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Kilburn are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 865 accidents (760 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Camden local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,037. Incidents in Kilburn in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A40 and A404 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A4206 and A404 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Camden workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a ladder or a drowning accident. Public place (Camden local authority) accident claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred on West Hampstead and on Finchley Road.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by flour.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Kilburn

Clinical negligence is the term used when someone is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want answers rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Kilburn serious injury compensation

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured person so they can focus on recovery.

Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have aided families claim compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include chemical poisoning and major surgical negligence.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Kilburn 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 Kilburn and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Kilburn and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Kilburn?

We are a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Kilburn, Derbyshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

Advice for those looking for a solicitor

Selecting the best solicitor to act for you is a crucial step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Kilburn (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015) - how can you make certain you choose the best solicitors' practice for your needs?

Reviews for injury lawyers in Kilburn

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

Are Kilburn claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is important for claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?55,214 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from ?33,128 to ?46,931.

Further reading How to compare personal injury 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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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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