Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

We have helped injured people in Hackney, Derbyshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

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

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

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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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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Hackney road accident claims

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Hackney, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Work injury claims in Hackney

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

By law, 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 factory worker or a courier, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Hackney

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Hackney, including Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Hackney

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you were hurt on council-maintained land or in a nightclub, you could be entitled to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim serious 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 Hackney, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Hackney 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.

Hackney 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 Hackney, Derbyshire 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 Hackney 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

Have you helped many Hackney injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Hackney and Derbyshire 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 because of a coworker's negligence or due to a negligent diagnosis.

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Hackney solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Personal recommendations and online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Hackney road accident statistics?

Road accidents in Hackney are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 965 road accidents in Hackney in 2021 (835 slight accidents, 129 accidents and 1 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Hackney area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A107 and A104 junction and on the single carriageway of the B108 and A1209 crossroads.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Hackney.

What are the work accident statistics in Hackney?

In Hackney, there were 133 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

HSE-reported work accidents in HackneyReported Injuries
Not specified12%
Electricity related1%
Machinery related injury2%
Exposed to fire1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)13%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting23%
Assault12%
Slip or trip24%
Struck against1%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object10%
Trapped under falling object0%

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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator