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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

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Each year, we help injured claimants in Blackheath, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Blackheath

You can start a claim for compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Blackheath's roads because of the behaviour of another driver.

It does not matter if you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Blackheath's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, we can assist. Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Blackheath

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury in the Lewisham workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as bruised legs experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Rochester Way and on Blackheath Grove.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want closure as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, to make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured claimants.

The Quittance team fight for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of specialist lawyers engage with doctors and health professionals, Courts and insurance providers to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious include head injuries and lung disease.

More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Blackheath 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, Blackheath 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 Blackheath, Surrey 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Blackheath?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Blackheath, Surrey and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Surrey seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to accidents on public transport.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

What should be considered when comparing Blackheath solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The variation in the level of success fees between different law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded £15,652 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain might vary from £9,391 to £13,304.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do I need to choose a local Blackheath injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are normally run remotely.

However, you should select a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

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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.

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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