A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

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

Key criteria

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.

Compensation Calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Sutton

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from factory workers to sports coaches, 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined212414
Electrocution100
Machinery related725
Fire related011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)413
Fall from height (ladder)171113
Injured by an animal001
Lifting and handling injuries594136
Physical assault9108
Slip, trip or fall635648
Struck against474
Struck by moving vehicle424
Hit by falling object221414
Trapped by something collapsing020

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Road traffic accident claims in Sutton

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Quittance's 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.

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Other injury claims

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.

Serious injury

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.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to Vibration White Finger.

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Medical negligence in Sutton

When someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

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Sutton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Sutton and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Sutton, from less severe claims to long term illness. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Sutton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists people in Sutton, London and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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 tibia or fibula could vary from ?2,534 to ?3,590.

See How much compensation can you claim?

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.

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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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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