A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Newham or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Newham or work-related illness, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

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

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Newham

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Newham.

Accidents involving vehicles in Newham are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (773 slight accidents, 54 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newham council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 965. Accidents in the Newham area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A11 and A12 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A11 and A112 crossroads.

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Work accident claims in Newham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from warehouse assistants to mining engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident figures in the Newham local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Newham Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known604431
Machinery related1038
Explosion related (e.g. gas)200
Fire related (e.g. scars)301
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)665
Fall from height (ladder)282732
Animal related501
Lifting and handling injuries1096673
Physical assault442121
Slip, trip, fall same level11810884
Struck against18126
Struck by moving vehicle993
Hit by falling object393534
Trapped underneath something030

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Newham serious injury claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. A claim will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.

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Slips, trips and falls

Government data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the East London workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Terrace Rd and on Stratford.

Medical and clinical negligence in Newham

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to MEK poisoning.

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Newham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Newham and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Newham, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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 experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Newham?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Newham, London and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in London seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to whiplash.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Guidance for those looking for an injury lawyer

Identifying the best solicitor for your case is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Newham SRA website 2015), how can you ensure you select the best law firm for your specific circumstances?

Will you need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly important as cases are managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious back injury, for example, ranges from ?59,950 to ?71,500 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Injury lawyer reviews in Newham - What to look for

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

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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