Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Lambeth or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Lambeth or work-related illness, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Making your claim sooner will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by the solicitor.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Instructing the most appropriate injury solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your accident.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Lambeth (according to the 2015 SRA database) - what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate one to handle your case?
Look into Lambeth personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are considering which lawyer to go with.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will you need a local Lambeth lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not important as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to instruct a firm with national medical centres as Claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
What types of compensation claims do you conduct in Lambeth?
Our panel of solicitors assist people receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Lambeth
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Lambeth are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1347 accidents (1214 slight accidents, 126 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lambeth council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,392. Accidents in the Lambeth area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A3 and A201 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A201 and B240 junction.
Quittances group of no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in fighting for the highest awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Lambeth.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to it technical support officers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Lambeth local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Lambeth Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||2||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||5||6||3|
|Fall from height||33||18||29|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||4||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||101||74||83|
|Slip or trip||113||107||87|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||3||5|
|Hit by object||53||25||30|
|Trapped underneath something||3||2||3|
Slips and trips
Government data highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South London and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often lead to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Kennington Road and on Camberwell.
Clinical and medical negligence in Lambeth
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Our panel of lawyers covering Lambeth have been instructed on claims made against the health service including St Thomas', Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH.
Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from bladder cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.
Serious injury solicitors serving Lambeth
We understand the critical difference a successful claim will make to severely injured Claimants. By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant, a compensation claim helps people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Lambeth
In the event that you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you will not have to pay their legal costs. When you win your compensation claim, the costs for your solicitor are covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurer).
A success fee can be charged by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be deducted from the compensation award and is generally 25%.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With a 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print. Read more about our 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
Quittance provide jargon-free information to help people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.
Find answers to common questions asked by people seeking claims advice on the FAQ page.
Start a injury claim
You can start the injury claim here or call 0800 612 7456 to speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Our specialist team look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.