Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or ilness that wasn't your fault.
We have helped hundreds of people in Islington, London and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Islington
All road users in Islington and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our expert team are here. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Islington
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether your accident happened while working as a plumber or a waiter, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Islington
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Islington, including Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Islington
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether your accident happened on a pothole or on a station platform, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
The lasting effect a serious injury has is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out how much compensation to pay. Compensation will ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of solicitor firms correspond with insurance providers, Courts and medical practitioners to ensure families affected by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain injuries, mesothelioma and major surgical negligence.
Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Islington 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.
Islington 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 Islington, 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 Islington 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
How much experience do you have of injury claims in Islington?
Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Islington, London and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Do I need to go with a local Islington lawyer?
The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.
What should you consider when checking Islington solicitor reviews?
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.