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

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

How we can help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Greenwich, London and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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 (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.

A short phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Greenwich road accident claims

You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured in an accident on Greenwich's roads as the result of a careless road user.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, our team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Greenwich

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in South East London in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on potholes are also common with incidents having happened on Trafalgar Rd and on Manchester Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. To make a formal complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The impact serious injury can have will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitor firms work with medical practitioners, the legal system and insurance companies, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious include chemical burns and paralysis.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Greenwich 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, Greenwich 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 Greenwich, 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

Our team

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Greenwich?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Greenwich, London and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout London seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Check Greenwich personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Researching reviews can certainly be helpful when weighing up which solicitor to instruct.

See - Solicitor reviews

The difference in the amount of fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £79,492 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can range from £47,695 to £67,568.

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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 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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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