A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Redbridge or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown 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

Getting your claim started sooner will allow your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Road traffic accident claims in Redbridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Redbridge are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 798 accidents (747 slight accidents, 49 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Redbridge local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 999. Accidents in the Redbridge region in 2013 included car crashes on the A12 and A123 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A12 and B192 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of best of breed no win, no fee solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the highest awards for people hurt in a car accident in Redbridge.

See: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Redbridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from metal workers to planning technicians, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness figures in the Redbridge local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Redbridge Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other202014
Electrocution101
Machinery related242
Fire related220
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)321
Fall from height131311
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)210
Lifting561627
Physical assault301816
Slip, trip or fall563937
Struck against1432
Struck by moving vehicle442
Struck by object191414

See: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in North East London in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken toes experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having occurred recently.

Medical negligence in Redbridge

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to siderosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

Quittance recognise the vital difference a compensation claim can make to people who have been impacted by major injury. Damages will lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped Claimants claim compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include poisoning and birth negligence.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Redbridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Redbridge and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Redbridge, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Redbridge?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Redbridge, London and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and slips and trips at work.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to choose the right lawyer

In many cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Do you need to select a local Redbridge legal firm ?

The location of a solicitors office is not very critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

See - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a severe pain disorder could vary between ?34,100 and ?50,930 (based on 2015 market research).

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Redbridge?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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