A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Tower Hamlets or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma 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 situations.

In order to win a Tower Hamlets personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by the lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Tower Hamlets

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from soldiers to tourist information managers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work data in the Tower Hamlets local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Tower Hamlets Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury402
Machinery related1048
Exposed to explosion100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)344
Fall from height352727
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)002
Manual handling975056
Physical attack81618
Slip or trip1178887
Struck against1747
Struck by moving vehicle623
Hit by falling object463632
Trapped by something collapsing311

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Tower Hamlets

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Tower Hamlets are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1020 accidents (933 slight accidents, 81 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Tower Hamlets local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,221. Accidents in the Tower Hamlets area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A1205 and A11 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A10 and A1211 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of legal advisors are experienced in fighting for the highest compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Tower Hamlets.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Tower Hamlets

Clinical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers instead of a compensation award. For example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury

We recognise the vital difference a successful claim will make to seriously injured claimants. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors work with insurance companies, doctors and the defendant's representatives to make sure claimants impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to degloving injuries.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East London. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also common with street falls having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from workplace cancer to welders lung.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Tower Hamlets 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 Tower Hamlets and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Tower Hamlets, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Tower Hamlets?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists people in Tower Hamlets, London and across the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across London seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to cycling accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Advice for injured people seeking an injury lawyer

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Injury lawyer reviews in Tower Hamlets - What to consider

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Are Tower Hamlets claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?79,220 for mesothelioma can range from ?47,532 to ?67,337.

More information - How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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