A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Northwood or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Making your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Northwood

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from catering assistants to microbiologists, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics for the Hillingdon local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hillingdon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury301
Machinery related injury101320
Exposed to explosion020
Fire related (e.g. scars)210
Exposure to harmful substance1683
Fall from height744733
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)3120
Lifting and handling injuries404300296
Slip, trip, fall same level265268232
Struck against755246
Struck by moving vehicle263430
Struck by object132110115
Trapped underneath something242

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Northwood

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of knowledgeable solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Northwood.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Northwood are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 2 fatal accidents, 57 serious accidents and 641 slight accidents in 2013 in Hillingdon (Total events were 700 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 944.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded figures expose the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Hillingdon in 2014/15. They are often the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by machinery, a carrying injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as bruised legs experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on High St and on Green Lane.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to silicosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Northwood

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, for example, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury specialists in Northwood

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their dependants. A successful claim will ease the financial load on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of expert solicitors engage with medical providers, the Courts and insurers, helping to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, asbestos-related disease and head injuries.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Northwood No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Northwood and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Northwood, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Northwood?

We are a national network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Northwood, London and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding the most appropriate injury lawyer for your legal matter is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Northwood (according the SRA), what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate company to handle your case?

The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is important for claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?78,294 for a severe foot injury could vary from ?46,976 to ?66,550.

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Solicitor reviews in Northwood - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you need to instruct a local Northwood solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm with medical facilities near Northwood as claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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