A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Wandsworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 23, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

To win a Wandsworth personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The lawyer will consider how your claim will relate to these issues.

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Compensation calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wandsworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of best of breed injury solicitors are experienced in securing maximum compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Wandsworth.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Wandsworth are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1003 accidents (904 slight accidents, 94 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wandsworth council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,124. Incidents in the Wandsworth area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A3 and B229 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A205 and A219 junction.

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Work accident claims in Wandsworth

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed and employed people, from kitchen workers to tour operators, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident data in the Wandsworth local authority made available under regulations by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Wandsworth Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified554750
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)020
Machinery related1147
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)4210
Fall from height (ladder)241919
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)220
Manual handling1197571
Physical assault374035
Slip, trip, fall same level1057587
Struck against12108
Struck by moving vehicle1037
Struck by object493240
Trapped under falling object210

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Wandsworth

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

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Serious injury lawyers handling cases in Wandsworth

We understand the vital change injury compensation makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

Our network of solicitors work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of specialist solicitors work with insurance providers and doctors to make sure families affected by serious accidents receive the support they need.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Slips, trips and falls

HSE figures show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in South West London and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes related to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from a height or a lake drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened in the local area.

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Wandsworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Wandsworth and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Wandsworth, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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
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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Wandsworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Wandsworth, London and across the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people across London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and workplace accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you

Choosing the most suitable legal team to represent you is a key step towards claiming the highest compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Wandsworth (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate firm to advise you?

Wandsworth personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when mulling over which lawyer to act for you and which considerations are most important to you.

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Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees charged by solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?15,689 for displaced metatarsal fractures could conceivably vary from ?9,413 to ?13,335.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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