A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Waltham Forest or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims for compensation should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove 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 lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

Injury claims calculator

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

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Waltham Forest

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted contractors, self employed or employed people, from hotel workers to trading standards officers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics in the Waltham Forest local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Waltham Forest Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related1148
Fire related301
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)121
Fall from height211113
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)320
Lifting and handling injuries614040
Physical attack261816
Slip or trip634943
Struck against763
Hit by vehicle925
Struck by object181716
Trapped by something collapsing200

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Road traffic accident claims in Waltham Forest

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Waltham Forest are common. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 580 slight accidents in 2013 in Waltham Forest (Total events were 634 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 952. Accidents in the Waltham Forest region in 2013 included crashes on the A104 and A406 roundabout and on the A104 and A114 roundabout.

Quittance's network of skilled personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing optimum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Waltham Forest.

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Other claims

Slips and trips

Government figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the North East London workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with slips having happened in the local area.

Waltham Forest serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual and their family. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms engage with insurance companies, the legal system and medical professionals to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include serious psychiatric harm and radiation exposure.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pneumoconiosis.

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Clinical negligence in Waltham Forest

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, for example, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

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Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Waltham Forest and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Waltham Forest?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Waltham Forest, London and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 pick the right personal injury solicitor

Choosing the best legal representation for your legal case is the most important step towards claiming the best settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Waltham Forest (SRA 2015 figures) - how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to represent you?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Waltham Forest

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Will you need to go with a local Waltham Forest solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical examination.

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The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between firms is quite significant

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?10,491 for a fractured forearm could conceivably vary from ?6,295 to ?8,917.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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