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

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Ealing

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Ealing 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.

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

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work accident claims in Ealing

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

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 farm worker or a surveyor, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Ealing

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Ealing.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Ealing

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were injured in a nightclub or on council-maintained land, and someone else was responsible, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Serious injury claims

Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.

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.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Ealing, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Ealing No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Ealing injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

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

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Ealing and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Ealing injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Ealing, London, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt at your place of work, in a road traffic accident or in a supermarket, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Ealing injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Ealing road accident statistics?

Road accidents in Ealing are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 1063 road accidents in Ealing in 2021 (938 slight accidents, 120 accidents and 5 fatalities). Incidents in the Ealing region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A406 and A40 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A4020 and A406 crossroads.

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the best general and special damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Ealing.

Work accident statistics in Ealing

There were 0 fatalities and 200 other work accidents in Ealing in 2021.

Ealing work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known11%
Electric shock injury1%
Machinery related4%
Explosion related0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)1%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0%
Lifting and handling injuries24%
Assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level30%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object13%
Crushed by something collapsing1%

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator