A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in New Addington or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.

In most cases, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by your lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in New Addington

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from factory workers to microbiologists, to claim injury compensation. Accident information for the Bromley local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Bromley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related101
Machinery related injury553
Fire related (e.g. burns)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)541
Fall from height231416
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)023
Lifting and carrying815846
Physical attack421640
Slip, trip, fall same level928069
Struck against1156
Struck by moving vehicle333
Struck by object192118
Trapped by something collapsing110

Further information: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in New Addington

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in New Addington are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 788 accidents (718 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bromley local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 868.

Quittance's panel of specialist legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in New Addington.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. We work hard for compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped families recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include serious psychiatric harm, degloving injuries and mesothelioma.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in New Addington

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want closure as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to 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.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by flour.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being struck by a moving object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Roundway and on Central Parade.

New Addington 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 New Addington and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in New Addington, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What is your track record of claims in New Addington?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in New Addington, London and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding a suitable personal injury solicitor to help you is a crucial step towards receiving the best compensation award.

How can you make certain you select the best one for your case?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

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 medical network.

Check New Addington solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can be revealing if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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