Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

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We have helped injured people in Hillingdon, London and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Hillingdon road accident claims

Hillingdon cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured due to someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Hillingdon's roads, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, we can help. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hillingdon

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the vital difference compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Quittance's network of lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes damages for medical and care costs.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Hillingdon 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, Hillingdon 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 Hillingdon, London 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

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.

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FAQs

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Hillingdon?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hillingdon, London and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on the road.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Reviews for solicitors in Hillingdon

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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.

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