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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How Quittance can help

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

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Enfield road accident claims

Road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Enfield's roads because of someone else's actions.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, our team can help. Quittance's guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Enfield

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you have been hit by a falling object or have been exposed to asbestos, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Recorded data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in North London. These types of accident are frequently connected to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by a moving object or a toxic substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like sprained wrists occurring on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Gordon Hill and on Church Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on an injured claimant and their family.

By reducing the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation enables claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Enfield 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, Enfield 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 Enfield, 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

Caring and sensitive support

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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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of claims in Enfield?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Enfield, London and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and slips and trips at work.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Do you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitor is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Reviews for solicitors in Enfield

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The contrast in fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £78,279 for a severe foot injury could vary from £46,967 to £66,537.

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What are the road accident statistics in Enfield

Quittance's panel of skilled legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for people injured in a road accident in Enfield.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Enfield are quite common. Official statistics show 8 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 940 slight accidents in 2013 in Enfield (Total events were 1012 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 1,003. Accidents in the Enfield region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A110 and A10 crossroads and on the one way street of the A110 and A105 crossroads.

Enfield work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident data for the Enfield Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Enfield Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined35
Machinery related injury9
Explosion related0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)5
Fall from height (ladder)28
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Manual handling69
Physical assault38
Slip or trip88
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle13
Struck by object37
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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