A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Richmond upon Thames or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

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

How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making a claim

Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury 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

The lawyer should explain how the points relates to your case.

How to pick the right personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical exam.

More details - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Injury lawyer reviews in Richmond upon Thames - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms is enormous.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £26,598 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage can range from £15,959 to £22,608.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Which kinds of claims do you conduct in Richmond upon Thames?

Our panel of experienced lawyers assist individuals get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.

Clinical negligence in Richmond Upon Thames

Medical negligence (correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence') is when an injury or illness results from a breach of the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider, either private or NHS. Quittance's experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Richmond Upon Thames have helped people with claims brought against healthcare providers that include Cassel Hospital, The Cassel Hospital, 1 Ham Common, Richmond, TW10 7JF.

Serious injury solicitors handling claims in Richmond upon Thames

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major impact on an individual. By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation helps people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to siderosis (welders lung).

Workplace accidents

We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from building site contractors to personnel officers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness data for the Richmond upon Thames local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Richmond upon Thames Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury002
Machinery related422
Exposed to fire011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)405
Fall from height161316
Animal related021
Physical attack1161
Slip or trip614726
Struck against547
Struck by moving vehicle420
Hit by falling object231715
Trapped under falling object001

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Richmond Upon Thames

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Richmond Upon Thames are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 530 accidents (482 slight accidents, 48 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Richmond upon Thames council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 609. Incidents in the Richmond Upon Thames region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A307 and A305 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A305 and A310 junction.

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident litigators have a wealth of experience in securing the best settlements for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Richmond Upon Thames.

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the South West London workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Richmond upon Thames local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Tower Rd and on King Street.

Richmond upon Thames No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers

CFAs, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants in Richmond upon Thames from a requirement to pay their solicitor's fees if their claim is not successful.

A 'success fee' is levied by Richmond upon Thames lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is in most cases 25% and is taken from the Claimant's award.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will never risk losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Before you instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. The right answers will help you to make the right choice for your future.

If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQs.

Start a claim for compensation

Phone us on 0800 612 7456 to commence your personal injury claim, alternatively you can start a claim online here.

If you would like to discuss your options before making a decision, request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.