Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
We have helped hundreds of people in Harrow, London and throughout the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
How were you injured?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
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Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A short phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.
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:
Harrow road accident claims
Road accidents in Harrow are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 414 road accidents in Harrow in 2021, including 372 slight accidents, 41 accidents and 1 fatalities. Incidents in the Harrow region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A404 and A4088 junction and on the single carriageway of the A404 and B457 crossroads.
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you have suffered an injury riding a bike, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, we can help. This guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.
Harrow work injury claims
Harrow Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 77 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 62 cases.
|Work accidents in Harrow (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||5%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||0%|
|Fall from height||9%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24%|
|Slip or trip||22%|
|Hit by vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||11%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1%|
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a police officer or a carpenter, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Harrow medical negligence claims
When a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Harrow.
Harrow public place injury claims
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident occurred on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a gym, and a third party was responsible, you could be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
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 Harrow and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many Harrow injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Harrow, London, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt on a bicycle or due to clinical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Harrow injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.