A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation A claim 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.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Lambeth

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury502
Machinery related472
Explosion related200
Exposed to fire211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)563
Fall from height331829
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)400
Lifting and handling injuries1017483
Slip or trip11310787
Struck against11137
Struck by moving vehicle735
Hit by object532530
Trapped underneath something323

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Lambeth

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Quittance's 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.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Lambeth

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

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.

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

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from bladder cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.

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

Lambeth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Lambeth and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Lambeth and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is your track record of injury claims in Lambeth?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Lambeth, London and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to bike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.


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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

See Quittance reviews

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.

See - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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