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.

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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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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

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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Road accident claims in Islington

You can start a claim for compensation if you have been injured on Islington's roads because of a careless road user.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our expert team are here. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Islington

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

HSE statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident in the North London workplace. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a lifting injury or an electrocution accident. Public place (Islington local authority) legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Upper Street and on Old Street.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes 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 the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation. To raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Islington 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, Islington 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 Islington, 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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

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.

More - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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?".

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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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