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?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

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Eligibility to 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
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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.

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Work accident claims in Whetstone

Worker injured in accident

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
010
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Whetstone

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Whetstone

When a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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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.

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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).

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Whetstone No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Whetstone and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Whetstone, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you handled many claims in Whetstone?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Whetstone, Leicestershire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to whiplash.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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