Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Ealing, London and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The key 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. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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 Ealing

Road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Ealing's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Ealing's roads, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ealing

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place injuries

Reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the West London workplace. They are often forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Uxbridge Road.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. The Quittance team work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitor firms for many years have aided claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include chemical poisoning and birth negligence.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Ealing 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, Ealing 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 Ealing, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Should I choose Quittance?

Our specialist solicitors have 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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Ealing?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Ealing, London and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

What issues to consider when locating the best solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Ealing

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Do I need to choose a local Ealing lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is less relevant as cases are managed remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

More details - Will I have to attend a medical?

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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 Quittance’s 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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert