Personal injury solicitors

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

What happened?

Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured:

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:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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 circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday. Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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 Kingston upon Thames

Government data indicates there were 352 road accidents in Kingston upon Thames in 2021; 300 slight accidents, 52 accidents and 0 fatalities. Incidents in the Kingston Upon Thames region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A307 and A240 junction and on the single carriageway of the A308 and A2043 junction.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision at a junction, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, our expert team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Kingston upon Thames

Official HSE statistics show that there were 1 fatal and 75 non-fatal work accidents in Kingston upon Thames in 2021 (54 led to 7+ days off work).

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a personal trainer or a carpenter, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Kingston upon Thames work accidents?

Kingston upon Thames work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other11%
Electric shock injury1%
Machinery related1%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height6%
Lifting and carrying22%
Physical attack5%
Slip, trip, fall same level35%
Struck against4%
Hit by vehicle2%
Hit by object12%

Medical negligence claims in Kingston upon Thames

Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Kingston upon Thames, including Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Galsworthy Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accident claims in Kingston upon Thames

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether you were injured on public transport or on a public highway, and someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

Read more:

Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

Read more:

Claim serious injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Kingston upon Thames and cross the UK.

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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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Kingston upon Thames injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Kingston upon Thames, London, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt due to your employer's negligence, in a road traffic accident or as a result of a missed diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Kingston upon Thames injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.

Personal recommendations and online reviews can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

Read more:

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you 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:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator