Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We're here to help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.
We have helped injured people in Bexley, London and throughout the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
How did your injury occur?
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Bexley
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Bexley are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 508 road accidents in Bexley in 2021 (420 slight accidents, 85 accidents and 3 fatalities). Accidents in Bexley in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A207 and A221 junction and on the single carriageway of the A207 and A209 junction.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Bexley, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car crash, we can help you take action. Our guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.
Work accident claims in Bexley
Official HSE statistics show that there were 0 fatal and 143 non-fatal work accidents in Bexley in 2021 (112 led to 7+ days off work).
|Bexley work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||2%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||17%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||38%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||9%|
|Trapped underneath something||1%|
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you were injured while working as a personal trainer or a builder, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Bexley
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. We can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Bexley, including Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London).
Public place accidents claims in Bexley
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether your accident occurred in a shopping centre or in a park, you may be entitled to claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bexley and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many claimants in Bexley?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Bexley, London and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured due to a negligent diagnosis or at your place of work we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Bexley solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.