Updated: Saturday, 10th September 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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
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.
Which types of compensation claims do you conduct in Newham and East London?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Newham. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:
Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to MEK poisoning.
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||2||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||3||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||6||6||5|
|Fall from height (ladder)||28||27||32|
|Lifting and handling injuries||109||66||73|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||118||108||84|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9||9||3|
|Hit by falling object||39||35||34|
|Trapped underneath something||0||3||0|
Road accidents in Newham
Quittances 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.
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Newham
Medical negligence, which is now more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence', is when an illness or injury is connected to a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering East London and Newham have worked on legal action made against local hospitals that include Moorfields At Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health And Wellbeing Centre, 40 Liberty Bridge Road, East Village, Olympic Park, London, E20 1AS.
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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims in Newham
When your lawyer does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal costs. If the injury claim is won, your legal fees must be settled by the losing party (or their insurer).
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will not pay any of the solicitor's costs in the event that your claim is lost. 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 your questions answered
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information. This helps you make the right decision for you.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people in our FAQ section.
Ready to start a compensation claim?
If you are ready to proceed, you can begin your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via the contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options or have further questions, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.