A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Southwark or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

To win a Southwark personal injury case, it must be shown 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Southwark

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from nurses to social researchers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness data in the City of London local authority made available under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in City of London Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury233
Machinery related1199
Explosion related (e.g. dust)010
Fire related (e.g. burns)112
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)954
Fall from height343734
Lifting and handling injuries1326373
Physical attack1455
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)14211694
Struck against24108
Hit by vehicle921
Hit by object623537
Trapped by something collapsing114

For more information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Southwark

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Southwark.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Southwark are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 345 accidents (285 slight accidents, 59 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in City of London local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 390. Accidents in Southwark in 2013 included crashes on the A3 and A201 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A201 and B240 junction.

For more information: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from workplace cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in South East London in 2015. They are often forerunner to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken toes sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.

Serious injury

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay. Our panel of solicitors work hard for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our panel of expert solicitor firms have helped claimants receive damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and head injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Southwark

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages. For example, you can contact 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.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Southwark 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 Southwark and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Southwark and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

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 won many injury claims in Southwark?

We are a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that helps injured people in Southwark, London and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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 approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Instructing the best solicitors' practice to help you is a key step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

What is the best way to make certain you select the most appropriate firm to handle your case?

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 very serious thumb injuries could vary between ?15,840 and ?28,325 (based on 2015 market research).

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Read Southwark solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when mulling over which lawyer to choose.

Find out more : Reviews

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.

Read more
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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