Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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 .
Making a claim
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.
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.
Read about - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
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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Which kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle in Waltham Forest?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries in Waltham Forest. Quittance have assisted with:
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pneumoconiosis.
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.
Clinical negligence in Waltham Forest
Medical negligence (more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence') is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Waltham Forest have helped Claimants with claims brought against the health service that include Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, London, E11 1NR.
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||1||2||1|
|Fall from height||21||11||13|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||3||2||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||61||40||40|
|Slip or trip||63||49||43|
|Hit by vehicle||9||2||5|
|Struck by object||18||17||16|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||0|
Road traffic compensation claims
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.
Quittances 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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of claims in Waltham Forest
Solicitors taking care of injury claims in Waltham Forest usually work on a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The agreement prevents your solicitor from charging you any fees if the claim fails.
A success fee is levied by solicitors serving Waltham Forest who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee will be generally 25% and will be paid out of your award or settlement.
Do I have to pay any fees?
Some solicitors could impose additional fees if they lose your case. Using a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should you do 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 the right information. Get any questions answered before you choose a lawyer.
Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our frequently asked questions section.
Get a personal injury claim underway
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence your claim for compensation, or begin a injury claim online.
If you need a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback or contact us on 0800 612 7456.