Years of experience helping injured claimants

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How did your injury happen?

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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Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Havering road accident claims

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Havering are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 681 road accidents in Havering in 2021; 603 slight accidents, 74 accidents and 4 fatalities. Accidents in the Havering area in 2013 included crashes on the A118 and A125 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A12 and A125 crossroads.

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Havering, 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 as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car crash, this guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

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Work accident claims in Havering

In 2021, there were 130 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Havering, based on official records.

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you were injured while working as a school teacher or a crane operator, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Havering work accidents?

Havering work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other11%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury2%
Explosion related (e.g. dust)1%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)1%
Fall from height (ladder)7%
Injured by an animal1%
Manual handling19%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip, fall same level34%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object11%
Trapped under falling object2%

Clinical negligence claims in Havering

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Havering.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Havering

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you have been injured on a station platform or in a park, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

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

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include brain injuries or amputations, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

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.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Havering 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:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Havering?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Havering, London and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured on a bicycle, due to your employer's negligence or due to medical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Havering 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 and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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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.

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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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator