Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
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).
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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 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:
Hackney road accident claims
You have a right to claim compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Hackney's roads because of the actions of another driver.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Hackney's roads, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hackney
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whether you slipped a disc or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East London. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Well St and on Cambridge Heath Rd.
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. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a formal complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Hackney 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, Hackney 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 Hackney, Derbyshire 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.
Talk to the experts
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Hackney?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Hackney, Derbyshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people in Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to motorbike accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Will you need to choose a local solicitor?
The location of a firm is less critical as injury cases are normally managed remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a company that has national medical coverage as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.
More details - What is the process for attending a medical?
Comparing Hackney personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.