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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Lambeth, London and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Lambeth road accident claims

You have the right to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Lambeth's roads because of the actions of another road user.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have been involved as a pedestrian, we can help. Our road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lambeth

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Government data highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South London and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often lead to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Kennington Road and on Camberwell.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We understand the critical difference a successful claim will make to severely injured claimants. By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, a compensation claim helps people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Lambeth 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, Lambeth 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 Lambeth, 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Lambeth?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Lambeth, London and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to bike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Lambeth personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are considering which lawyer to go with.

See Quittance reviews

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will you need a local Lambeth lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is not important as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm with national medical centres as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

See - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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