Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Harlow, Essex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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 exceptions?
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:
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:
Road accident claims in Harlow
You can make a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Harlow's roads due to the actions of another road user.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Harlow's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Harlow
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 a landscape gardener hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a moving object or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like strained muscles sustained on raised flagstones are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on the Stow and on Stone Cross.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by enzymes.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on an affected individual and their dependants. Quittance's panel of solicitors fight to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of law firms engage with the other side's legal representatives, insurers and medical professionals, helping to ensure claimants impacted by major accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm, back injuries and lung cancer.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Harlow 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, Harlow 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 Harlow, Essex 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.
Free, no obligation advice
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
Have the solicitors handled many Harlow claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Harlow, Essex and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Essex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and accidents on building sites.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.
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.
Do you need to select a local legal firm?
The location of the lawyers office is not critical as injury cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a company that provides national medical centres as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.
Read more : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Harlow personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Researching online reviews can be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to pick and which considerations are most important 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.