Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Bexley, London and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Bexley

If you are hurt in an accident on Bexley's roads as the result of another driver's carelessness, you have a right to claim injury compensation.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on Bexley's roads, we can help you take action. The Quittance guide sets out how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bexley

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 are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Official statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South East London workplace. They are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Bexley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on Blendon Rd and on Blackfen Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the financial stress a major injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, a claim helps claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitors work with medical experts, insurers and the other side's legal representatives, helping to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bexley No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bexley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bexley, London and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Bexley?

We are a national network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Bexley, London and across the UK, obtain compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bexley - Tips for comparing firms

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will you need to go with a local Bexley lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not particularly critical as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

It is however necessary to select a firm that works with national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.

Taken from average case times, 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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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.

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