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?

Updated: September 16, 2016

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.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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 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.

Work accident claims in Richmond upon Thames

Worker injured in accident

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
Other192220
Electric shock injury002
Machinery related422
Exposed to fire011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)405
Fall from height161316
Animal related021
Lifting432930
Physical attack1161
Slip or trip614726
Struck against547
Struck by moving vehicle420
Hit by falling object231715
Trapped under falling object001

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Road traffic accident claims in Richmond upon Thames

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Richmond Upon Thames are relatively common. Police reporters 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.

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Richmond Upon Thames

When a person is injured due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

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.

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Richmond upon Thames 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 Richmond upon Thames and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Richmond upon Thames, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many Richmond upon Thames claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Richmond upon Thames, London and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins 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

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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