Decades of experience helping accident victims
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? 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.
Every year, we help injured people in Brent, London and throughout the UK claim No Win, No Fee compensation for their injuries.
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
Please select how you were injured:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The main 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as 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 Brent
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Brent are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 986 road accidents in Brent in 2021, including 892 slight accidents, 87 accidents and 7 fatalities.
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Brent and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or were injured in a hit-and-run, our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Brent
In 2021, there were 144 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Brent.
|Work accidents in Brent (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Machinery related injury||8%|
|Exposed to explosion||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||2%|
|Fall from height||10%|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1%|
|Slip, trip or fall||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||14%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a cleaner or a vet, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Brent
When a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Brent, 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 Brent
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you were injured when travelling by train or in a park, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation claims
Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain injuries or amputations, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.
We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Brent and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Brent?
Whether you live in Brent, London or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car accident or in a public place our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Brent personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.