Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Enfield, London and across the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
How did your injury happen?
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.
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:
Enfield road accident claims
Accidents on Enfield's roads are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 1116 road accidents in Enfield (1021 slight accidents, 95 accidents and 0 fatalities). 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.
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, our team can help. Our guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.
Enfield work injury claims
In Enfield, there were 223 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.
|Enfield work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||2%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0%|
|Slip or trip||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||11%|
|Trapped underneath something||0%|
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a vet or a roofer, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Enfield medical negligence claims
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, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Enfield, including Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London).
Enfield occupiers liability accident claims
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether your accident happened on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a gym, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include head or spinal injuries.
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.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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 Enfield and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many Enfield injury claimants?
We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Enfield and London every year.
A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or bike accident or due to medical negligence.
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.
Enfield solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth can help you to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
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.
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.