Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
Whether you live in London or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in London or road accident, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
It can take several months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in London?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The contrast in the amount of fees between different lawyers often surprises Claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £24,114 for a moderate pain disorder could vary from £14,468 to £20,497.
London personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.
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Cases our panel of solicitors conducts in London and The Uk
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injury and illness across London. Our team have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Serious injury specialists serving London
We recognise the vital difference compensation will make to seriously injured Claimants. We work to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of specialist lawyers have helped people recover compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include paralysis and deep vein thrombosis.
Slips and trips
Government data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the UK workplace. They are typically the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a falling object or a river drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised legs suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Lower Regent St and on Aldwych.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in London are reasonably common. Official statistics show 6 fatal accidents, 171 serious accidents and 1555 slight accidents in 2013 in Westminster (Total events were 1732 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,825. Incidents in London in 2013 included collisions on the A201 and A3 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A400 and A401 crossroads.
Quittances panel of knowledgeable no win no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining maximum awards for anyone hurt in a road accident in London.
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to dioxin poisoning.
Medical negligence in London
Medical negligence, which is more accurately referred to as 'clinical negligence', is the term for when an injury is sustained following a breach of duty by a GP or any other medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering London have helped Claimants with claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include St Thomas', Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted Claimants, from nurses to loss adjusters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics for the Westminster local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Westminster Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||12||8||8|
|Contact with machinery||20||15||13|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||6||4||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||42||16||16|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||135||87||105|
|Injured by an animal||4||3||4|
|Lifting and carrying||289||166||169|
|Slip or trip||345||277||245|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||9||6|
|Struck by object||144||109||95|
|Trapped by something collapsing||5||5||1|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in London
Should you win, the fees for your lawyer are covered by the losing side. When you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's fees.
A success fee is levied by lawyers serving London that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is generally 25 percent and will be taken from the compensation award.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Some firms may charge extra costs if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about claiming compensation
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers will help you to make the right choice for your future.
Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants on our frequently asked questions page.
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You can start your personal injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
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