Personal injury solicitors

If you have had to take time off work, or your life has been impacted by your injury, our claim experts are here to help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

We have helped injured people in London and throughout the UK claim No Win, No Fee compensation for their injuries.

What caused your injury?

The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.

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Do I have a personal injury 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 points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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

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.

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London road accident claims

Government data indicates there were 26489 road accidents in London in 2021 (22938 slight accidents, 3476 accidents and 75 fatalities). Reported incidents in London included collisions on the A201 and A3 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A400 and A401 crossroads.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in London and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured in a cycling accident, our useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

London work accident claims

In 2021, there were 5065 non-fatal work accidents and 9 fatalities in London, based on official records.

HSE-reported London work accidentsReported Injuries
General19%
Electric shock injury1%
Contact with machinery1%
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)2%
Fall from height (scaffolding)12%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and carrying19%
Physical attack4%
Slip or trip27%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a fitness trainer or a warehouse worker, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

London clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering London, including Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London).

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London public place accident claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were injured at a public swimming pool or on a station platform, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

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 London 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in London?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in London, the South and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured in a car crash, due to your employer's negligence or in a public park we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

London solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth can help you 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher