Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
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 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.
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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.
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Which types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct?
Quittance's network of lawyers have assisted individuals in Southwark whose circumstances led to serious injuries.
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.
Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from workplace cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in 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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||9||5||4|
|Fall from height||34||37||34|
|Lifting and handling injuries||132||63||73|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||142||116||94|
|Hit by vehicle||9||2||1|
|Hit by object||62||35||37|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||4|
Clinical negligence in Southwark
Medical negligence, which is now more correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence, is the term for when an injury follows a failing by a doctor or healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering South East London and Southwark have been instructed on cases brought against health services including Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of claims for compensation in Southwark
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Southwark usually act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement), also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any fees if they lose the case.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden costs and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the frequently asked questions section.
Get your personal injury claim started
If you are ready to get underway, you can begin a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with the online contact form here.
Quittance's team of experts are here to help. You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.