Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Every year, we help injured people in Havering, London and throughout the UK get compensation for:
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.
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.
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:
Havering road accident claims
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.
Work accident claims in Havering
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.
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.
Occupiers liability 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.
Serious injury claims
The effect serious injury can have is recognised by the Courts when working out compensation.
By limiting the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Read more about Serious injury claims
Havering No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Havering injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Havering, London and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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.
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:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
What is your track record of claims in Havering?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Havering, London and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people in London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Havering - What to look for
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Will you need to go with a local Havering injury lawyer?
Going for a local solicitors office is not relevant as cases can be conducted remotely.
However, you should go with a company that provides national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.
More details : What is the process for attending a medical?
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.