A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Whetstone or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Making a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • 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

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Cases involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Whetstone?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals 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.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for chest injuries could vary between £10,175 and £14,520 (based on 2015 market research).

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Whetstone?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Personal injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Whetstone

Our network of lawyers assist clients in Whetstone whose circumstances resulted in serious injury.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to siderosis (welders lung).

Accidents in the workplace

We have assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to theatre set designers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness statistics for the Barnet local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:

Work accidents in Barnet Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified483033
Electric shock injury300
Machinery related765
Fire related021
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)531
Fall from height292428
Injured by an animal431
Manual handling675252
Physical assault291528
Slip, trip, fall same level1069794
Struck against1688
Struck by moving vehicle444
Struck by object302516
Trapped by something collapsing111

Clinical negligence in Whetstone

Medical negligence, correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence, is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of solicitors covering Whetstone have helped with legal cases filed against health services including Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, EN5 3DJ.

Slips and trips

Reported data reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Barnet. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by hand tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place (Barnet local authority) cases for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred in the area.

Serious injury

We understand the change an injury claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

We fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitors have aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Whetstone

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in obtaining the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Whetstone.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Whetstone are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 8 fatal accidents, 123 serious accidents and 1097 slight accidents in 2013 in Barnet (Total events were 1228 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in the Whetstone area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A1003 and A1110 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1000 and A109 junction.

Whetstone No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers

In the event that you win, the legal fees are paid by the losing side. In the event that your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees.

Will the Claimant have to pay any fees?

No Win, No Fee means you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out and there is absolutely no catch.

Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more

Making the right decision depends on having the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.

Get more information online without picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.

Get started

If you have decided to proceed, you can start your claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via the contact form here.

Speak to a member of Quittance's team for more detail about you claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.