No Win, No Fee injury compensation
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
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.
Every year, we help injured people in Harlow, Essex and throughout the UK get the compensation they need.
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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:
Road accident claims in Harlow
Department of Transport data shows there were 2995 road accidents in Essex in 2021 (2321 slight accidents, 638 accidents and 36 fatalities). Accidents in Harlow in 2013 included collisions on the A1169 and A1019 roundabout and on the A1025 and A414 roundabout.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Harlow, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.
Work accident claims in Harlow
In 2021, there were 79 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Harlow, based on official records.
|Work accidents in Harlow (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||0%|
|Fall from height||5%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||31%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||13%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whether you were injured while working as a police officer or a retail worker, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Harlow
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. We can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Harlow.
Public place accidents claims in Harlow
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether your accident happened on council property or in a restaurant, and a third party caused your accident, you may be entitled to claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury compensation
Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have a life-changing impact on an injured claimant and their family. These include brain or spinal injuries, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Harlow and cross the UK.
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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:
Have you helped many claimants in Harlow?
Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Harlow, Essex and across the country.
Whether you have been injured in public or at your workplace we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.
Harlow injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Online reviews can make it easier decide which injury lawyer 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.
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.