Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Hounslow, London and across 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 knowledge') happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Hounslow road accident claims

Hounslow cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hounslow

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the West London workplace. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Staines Rd and on Salisbury Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

More about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by isocyanates.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Hounslow 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, Hounslow 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 Hounslow, 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

Speak to an expert

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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Frequently asked questions

Have you won many injury claims in Hounslow?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Hounslow, London and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Hounslow?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Hounslow

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Hounslow are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 903 accidents (839 slight accidents, 61 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hounslow local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,063. Accidents in Hounslow in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A30 and A4 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A4 and A3063 crossroads.

Quittance's group of proficient lawyers are experienced in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Hounslow.

What are the Hounslow work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident stats in the Hounslow Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Hounslow Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other51
Electrical injury3
Machinery related injury15
Explosion related (e.g. dust)0
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)5
Fall from height30
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)2
Lifting and handling injuries109
Physical assault27
Slip, trip, fall same level102
Struck against11
Hit by vehicle19
Struck by object56
Trapped underneath something0

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.

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.

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