Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Sutton or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.
To win a Sutton personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your solicitor can take you through each of these issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.
How to find the right personal injury lawyer
Usually a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers is important for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £4,223 for a broken tibula or fibula could vary from £2,534 to £3,590.
Will you need to choose a local solicitor ?
The location of the solicitor is not very relevant as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
What should be considered when comparing Sutton solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
Which types of cases does Quittance conduct in Sutton and South London?
Quittance's network of solicitors assist clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
We understand the change injury compensation will make to people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the stress serious injury places on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim allows them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist law firms correspond with the Defendant's representatives and insurance providers to ensure people affected by major accidents get the support they need.
We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from factory workers to sports coachs, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Sutton local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Sutton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||4||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17||11||13|
|Injured by an animal||0||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||59||41||36|
|Slip, trip or fall||63||56||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||2||4|
|Hit by falling object||22||14||14|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to Vibration White Finger.
Slip and trip accidents
HSE figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South London and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries like torn ligaments experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with incidents having happened in the area.
Medical negligence in Sutton
Medical negligence - which is now more properly called 'Clinical Negligence' - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury solicitors covering South London and Sutton have been instructed on claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Sutton Hospital, Cotswold Road, Sutton, SM2 5NF.
Road accidents in Sutton
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Sutton are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 485 accidents (454 slight accidents, 29 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sutton council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 420. Accidents in the Sutton region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B279 and A217 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A217 and A232 crossroads.
Quittances panel of accredited road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in getting maximum damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Sutton.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after claims in Sutton
Lawyers looking after injury claims in Sutton in most cases conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from being able to charge you any fees if the claim fails.
A success fee can be charged by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the success fee is in most cases 25% and will be taken out of the Claimant's award.
Do I have to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim and there will be no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is absolutely no catch. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Get answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice on our frequently asked questions page.
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You can start the compensation claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456.
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